6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to The Sensory Tasmania in Richmond (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart attractions 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island, Kingston Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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.
On the 27th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then stroll through City Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston tour planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

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