15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Get some historical perspective at Entally Estate and Woolmers Estate. Go for a jaunt from Launceston to Rowella to see Holm Oak Vineyards about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, explore the galleries of Tasmanian Glassblowers, and look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, and then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read St Helens trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Beaches

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

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gala Estate Vineyard and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip app .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, East Coast Natureworld, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online day trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to South Cape Bay and Hartz Mountains National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Hartzview Vineyard in Gardners Bay (about 30 minutes away).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Geeveston trip maker website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Geeveston in 2.5 hours. October in Geeveston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartz Mountains National Park, Hartzview Vineyard, South Cape Bay, Cygneture Chocolates
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South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Wellington and Seven Mile Beach. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mona, savor the flavors at The Wicked Cheese Co., snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Hobart takes an hour. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Macquarie Island, Mona, Bellerive Beach
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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