6 days in Launceston, Port Arthur & Hobart Itinerary

6 days in Launceston, Port Arthur & Hobart Itinerary

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6 days in Launceston, Port Arthur & Hobart Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Cataract Gorge Reserve has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner .

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 August, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ben Lomond Ski Resort
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Ben Lomond Ski Resort ©
Ben Lomond Ski Resort

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Arthur Historic Site as well as Australian Convict Sites. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement, then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur route builder app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Constitution Dock and Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Salamanca Arts Centre, then wander the streets of North Hobart, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Salamanca Arts Centre ©
Salamanca Arts Centre
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

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