15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Mount Field National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Great Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
8
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Bicheno
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
11
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary tool .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Tasmania Zoo ©
Tasmania Zoo

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Stanley are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, stroll through Larmairremener tabelti, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, then hike along Crater Lake Circuit, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Gordon River Cruises has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, get outside with Henty Dunes, then get a new perspective on things with Gordon River Cruises, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel.

Plan my day in Strahan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Zeehan
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Gordon River Cruises ©
Gordon River Cruises
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

few
hours
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park journey app .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Mount Field National Park takes 4 hours. In December in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Hobart on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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2
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.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmania's History House
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

1
day
Great Bay

Great Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruny Island Quarantine Station, then hike along Cape Queen Elizabeth, and finally admire all the interesting features of The Neck.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Great Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Hobart to Great Bay in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Great Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Great Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Bruny Island
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Bruny Island Quarantine Station ©
Bruny Island Quarantine Station
Bruny Island Honey ©
Bruny Island Honey

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.
You've now added Russell Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, head outdoors with Tasman Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortescue Bay, and finally trek along Waterfall Bay.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Great Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Russell Falls, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay attractions planning tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Spiky Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

few
hours
Bicheno

Bicheno
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 1st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bicheno road trip planning app .

Bicheno is very close to Coles Bay. In January, daytime highs in Bicheno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip builder site .

Coles Bay is very close to Bicheno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

1
night
Launceston

Launceston
To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Tours
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