8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Wellington

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.
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Wellington, New Zealand to Launceston is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Launceston is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Launceston when traveling from Wellington in July, with lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Swansea.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Shopping
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Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

2
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally don't miss a visit to Spiky Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Swansea route maker website .

You can drive from Launceston to Swansea in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off toPort Arthur.

Things to do in Swansea

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Kings Fine Art Gallery ©
Kings Fine Art Gallery
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul. On your second day here, trek along Three Capes Track, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, hike along Waterfall Bay, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Swansea to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip maker tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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