5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

2
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 some cultural insight at Museum of Old and New Art and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Lady Franklin Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Shene Tasmania (in Pontville) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip planner.

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. In August, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Shene Tasmania
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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 26th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planning website .

You can 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 26th (Mon) 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
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Launceston online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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