6 days in Launceston and North Tasmania & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Launceston and North Tasmania & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Launceston and North Tasmania & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cradle Mountain, Sheffield Visitor Information Centre and Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then contemplate the long history of Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): get all the information you need at Sheffield Visitor Information Centre and then take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip maker app .

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 December, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Sheffield Visitor Information Centre, Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay Lookout
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Arthur Historic Site. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online itinerary planner .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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