22 days in Tasmania, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Notley Fern Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and then examine the collection at Franklin House. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Pilgrim Uniting Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston holiday maker site .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Launceston, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Notley Fern Gorge
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Escape the urban bustle at Freycinet National Park and Melshell Oysters. It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Melshell Oysters
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 7th (Fri), hike along Three Capes Track, examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Model Prison, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Model Prison, Tessellated Pavement
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

3
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 in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Old and New Art and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Step out of Hobart to go to Buckland and see St John the Baptist Chuch, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Museum of Old and New Art, St John the Baptist Chuch, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Glass House Mountains National Park. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, stroll through Moffat Beach, and stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains National Park, Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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