19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  28 h
1
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
4
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: London

5
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston day trip planning app.

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Mole Creek, Holm Oak Vineyards, Don River Railway, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania ©
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then get great views at St Helens Point Conservation Area, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St Helens road trip planning website.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. September in St Helens sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Freycinet National Park and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip maker site.

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Mt Amos Climb ©
Mt Amos Climb
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 19th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Fluted Cape Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Trails
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Constitution Dock and Russell Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Remarkable Cave (in Port Arthur), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch & Tessellated Pavement). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, get a sense of history and politics at Treasury Building, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Redlands Estate.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park, Richmond, Eaglehawk Neck, Remarkable Cave, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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