15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania route planner

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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Cygnet
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 5th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip site.

Canberra to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in November, you will find days in Hobart are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cygnet.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Cygnet

— 3 nights
Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. The Farmhouse Kitchen has been added to your itinerary. When in Cygnet, make a side trip to see Duck Hole Lake Walk in Dover, approximately Dover away. The adventure continues: stroll through Raptor Refuge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and shop like a local with Pagan Cider.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cygnet trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Cygnet takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Cygnet can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Cygnet

Classes · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

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 9th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Soldiers Memorial Avenue, and then contemplate the long history of The Separate Prison.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur planner.

You can drive from Cygnet to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Coles Bay

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll around City Park, tour or see a show at Albert Hall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary app.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

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 15th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Strahan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Devils @ Cradle and then delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip website.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.