15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Dubbo
Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dubbo

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 23rd (Mon), get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

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

Dubbo to Stanley is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Dubbo in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Stanley: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones ©
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through The Overland Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then explore the galleries of Franklin House. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, stroll through City Park, then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and finally steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longford
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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 (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Melshell Oysters, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and then trek along Three Capes Track. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasman National Park, then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally stroll through Waterfall Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Port Arthur
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasman National Park ©
Tasman National Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and North Hobart. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart planning website .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and then trek along Fluted Cape Trail. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

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