15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Hobart

— 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Drink Tasmania Premium Tours and Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Kettering (Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate & Raptor Refuge). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, stroll through Long Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sandy Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart driving holiday planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Shipstern Bluff, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get outside with Tasman Arch, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck road trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then stroll through Honeymoon Bay. On your second day here, snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, then stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, and finally kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 20th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Swinging Gate Vineyard, do a tasting at Loira Vines, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, and finally take some stellar pictures from Brady's Lookout. On your second day here, do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

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Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit and then delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Waldheim Alpine Spa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle, and then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and finally head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

Before you visit Strahan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stanley road trip site.

You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.