15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Stanley
— 1 day
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oatlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Hobart at 15°C and lows at 4°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Strahan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
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Stanley

— 1 day
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley road trip planner.

Getting from Strahan to Stanley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Stanley, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Oatlands.

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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Oatlands

— 2 nights
Oatlands is an important historical village on the shores of Lake Dulverton in the centre of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Old Kempton Distillery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oatlands trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Oatlands takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Oatlands

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Port Arthur

— 1 night
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 28th (Wed): hike along Three Capes Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oatlands to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip maker tool.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

St Helens

— 2 nights
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 1st (Sun): take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Halls Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve.

Start your trip to St Helens by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. July in St Helens sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston attractions planner.

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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