16 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

16 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

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16 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

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

9
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 Bellerive Beach. Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Maria Island National Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Raspins Beach (in Orford) and Port Arthur (Port Arthur Historic Site & Three Capes Track). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania, Kingston, Port Arthur, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Holm Oak Vineyards and Pipers Brook Vineyard. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Entally Estate and Woolmers Estate. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Coles Beach (in Devonport), Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, steep yourself in history at The Old Umbrella Shop, and stroll through City Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston journey planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Pipers Brook, Barnbougle Dunes, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Goaty Hill Wines, Coles Beach
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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