5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Richmond trip planner .

Sydney to Richmond is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Richmond hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hobart, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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 30th (Sun): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Richmond to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Coles Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay road trip planning website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Launceston online vacation planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
City Park ©
City Park

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