7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip 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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off toColes Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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 13th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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