5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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 7th (Tue): take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Launceston vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Alexandra Suspension Bridge ©
Alexandra Suspension Bridge

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay holiday maker website .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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