5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  24​h
1
Port Arthur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Calgary

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner .

Calgary, Canada to Port Arthur is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in December, expect Port Arthur to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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