12 days in Perth, Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

12 days in Perth, Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

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12 days in Perth, Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Quinns Rocks Beach. Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Warnbro Beach in Warnbro, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Perth vacation maker website .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, Warnbro Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Nutgrove Beach. Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington will get you outdoors. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Port Arthur Historic Site in Port Arthur--about 1h 10 min away. On the 22nd (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hobart road trip website .

You can fly from Perth to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Entally House and The Pinot Shop. Take a break from the city and head to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lilydale Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards), Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook) and Loira Vines (in Sidmouth). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, pause for some serene contemplation at The Pilgrim Uniting Church, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and admire the landmark architecture of Design Inn.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Launceston holiday maker website .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hobart in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Launceston, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rowella, Loira Vines, Delamere Vineyards, Bell & Gong
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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