15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Adventure Bay, Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

Adventure Bay ©
Adventure Bay is the name of both a township and a geographical feature on the eastern side of Bruny Island, Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adventure Bay online trip maker .

Sydney to Adventure Bay is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Adventure Bay hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Adventure Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Bruny Island Honey
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

3
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.
Richmond Gaol and Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Russell Falls and Constitution Dock. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Tasmanian Bushland Garden in Buckland--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Adventure Bay to Hobart takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Berriedale, Seven Mile Beach, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Bushland Garden, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and finally steep yourself in history at Government Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur holiday planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like East Coast Natureworld and Friendly Beaches. Escape the urban bustle at Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay attractions planning site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then tee off at Scamander River Golf Course.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in St Helens sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Scamander River Golf Course
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Cataract Gorge Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Platypus House
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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