24 days in Hobart, Port Arthur & Launceston Itinerary

24 days in Hobart, Port Arthur & Launceston Itinerary

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24 days in Hobart, Port Arthur & Launceston Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 18 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Hobart

18
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 discover tucked-away gems like Three Capes Track and Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay, Tasman Arch, & more), Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur (in Taranna) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and stroll through Long Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hobart. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Port Arthur on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur, Richmond, Horseshoe Falls, Callington Mill
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
You've now added Remarkable Cave to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and finally don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Church, then take some stellar pictures from Fossil Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip builder site .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fossil Bay Lookout, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Fossil Bay Lookout ©
Fossil Bay Lookout

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Automobile Museum of Tasmania as well as Cataract Gorge Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, then admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and finally stroll around City Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, St Columba Falls Reserve
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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