4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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night
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.
On the 7th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and then admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning tool .

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Hobart reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay road trip planning tool .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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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 10th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur day trip app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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