15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Devonport
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
King Island
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mona and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart travel route builder .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in March; daily highs in Hobart reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge, Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
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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 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Model Prison.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Arthur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Model Prison
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

3
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Swansea to see Melshell Oysters about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and explore the activities along Coles Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Spiky Bridge, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens day trip planning website .

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

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
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Entally Estate and Pipers Brook Vineyard. You'll explore and learn at Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Glassblowers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Woolmers Estate (in Longford), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll through City Park, learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, and make a trip to The Town Clock.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip site .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pipers Brook, Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Glassblowers
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then browse for treasures at Antique Emporium, and finally view the masterpieces at Devonport Regional Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport tour site .

You can drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Devonport, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to King Island.

Things to do in Devonport

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Devonport Regional Gallery ©
Devonport Regional Gallery

1
night
King Island

King Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at King Island Rambles, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Links, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Wickham Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with King Island Kelp Craft, stop by Isle Inspired, and then take in the exciting artwork at King Island Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the King Island road trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Devonport to King Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Historic Sites Golf
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse

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