15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania planner

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Bridport
— 1 night
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Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Devonport
— 1 night
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Launceston

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll around City Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston itinerary planning website.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Bridport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Bridport

— 1 night
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bridport trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Bridport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Bridport

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Swansea

— 2 nights
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at East Coast Heritage Museum, then experience rural life at Kate's Berry Farm, then take in the views from Spiky Bridge, and finally stroll through Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): paddle through the water with Freycinet Aqua Taxi, head outdoors with All4, look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bark Mill Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Swansea day trip website.

You can drive from Bridport to Swansea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

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.
Kids will enjoy Port Arthur Historic Site and Wild Ocean Tasmania. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Three Capes Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, steep yourself in history at Government Farm, and examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Swansea to Port Arthur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

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.
On the 17th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart online trip builder.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): head off the coast to King Island. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, don't miss a visit to King William Saddle, then appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, and finally explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Strahan ATV Adventures, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Strahan trip planner.

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Devonport

— 1 night
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 23rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, then examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally examine the collection at Don River Railway.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Devonport online route planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Devonport are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Devonport

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

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.