5 days in Launceston, Port Arthur & Hobart Itinerary

5 days in Launceston, Port Arthur & Hobart Itinerary

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5 days in Launceston, Port Arthur & Hobart Itinerary

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

2
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.
On the 24th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then walk around City Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary maker website .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Launceston at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, trek along Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur travel route website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tessellated Pavement, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
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 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

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