4 days in Australia Itinerary

4 days in Australia Itinerary

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4 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington and then pause for some photo ops at Bernacchi Tribute Sculptures.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip planning site .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Nature Parks
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bernacchi Tribute Sculptures ©
Bernacchi Tribute Sculptures

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur itinerary website .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll around City Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker app .

Drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Launceston in August: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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