15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 4th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planning website .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Hobart at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Strahan using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Stanley day trip planner .

You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Stanley, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Mole Creek.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 10th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire all the interesting features of Alum Cliffs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. September in Mole Creek sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally stroll around City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston planner .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Launceston are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St Helens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in St Helens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay visit planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Bicheno Blowhole
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Remarkable Cave and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur road trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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