11 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

11 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

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11 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery. Do your shopping at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Goaty Hill Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Woolmers Estate (in Longford), John Temple Gallery (in Westbury) and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, and view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Launceston 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 December, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Woolmers Estate, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Goaty Hill Wines, Deloraine Creative Studios
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. Do your shopping at Farm Gate Market and Salamanca Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's lots more to do: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and steep yourself in history at Salamanca Arts Centre.

Before you visit Hobart, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, St John the Baptist Chuch, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Kingston Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Mona ©
Mona
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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