14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Geeveston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Sorell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls and then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: stroll around City Park, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Launceston vacation builder app .

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 May, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 22nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature Parks Museums
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

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You can drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

1
night
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Arve Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahune Forest AirWalk, then look for gifts at Woof Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Woods.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Geeveston day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Geeveston takes 3.5 hours. In May in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Woof Gallery, Enchanted Woods
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Hobart takes an hour. In May in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. On the 27th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Pressing Matters, then admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, then browse the exhibits of Richmond Gaol, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond trip maker tool .

Richmond is just a short distance from Hobart. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sorell.

Things to do in Richmond

Wineries Historic Sites Museums
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Pressing Matters ©
Pressing Matters
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

1
night
Sorell

Sorell ©
Sorell is a town in Tasmania, Australia, north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see Sorell Antique Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, and then play a few rounds at Tasmania Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sorell holiday planner.

Sorell is just a stone's throw from Richmond. In May, daily temperatures in Sorell can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Sorell

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tasmania Golf Club ©
Tasmania Golf Club

1
night
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 29th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur travel planning app .

You can drive from Sorell to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. May in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

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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 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read St Helens road trip planning app .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In May in St Helens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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