15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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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.
Dedicate the 8th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and walk around City Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Launceston: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

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 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. On the 11th (Thu), appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

Make your Derwent Bridge itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Derwent Bridge takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Coles Bay

— 3 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.
Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Spend a day of island exploring on the 14th (Sun) at Maria Island National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout and don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 15th (Mon), stroll through Three Capes Track, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Government Farm, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur online journey planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Hobart

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 18th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:

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.