15 days in Brisbane & Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane & Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Bring the kids along to Australia Zoo and Sea Life Sunshine Coast. Venture out of the city with trips to Thrill Hill Waterslide (in Woombye), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Big Kart Track (in Landsborough). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in the views from Goodwill Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach, Aqua Park Bli Bli, Big Kart Track, Thrill Hill Waterslide
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Twelve Acre Wood (in Claude Road). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take an in-depth tour of Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society, and take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery.

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

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Launceston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sheffield, Longford, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Deloraine Creative Studios
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

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.
On the 29th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. On the next day, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay tour planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Grote Reber Museum will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Arthur (Government Farm, Port Arthur Historic Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and look for gifts at Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Grote Reber Museum, Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Grote Reber Museum ©
Grote Reber Museum

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