7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 28th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip 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. In December, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Food Tours

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
On the 31st (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip maker .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then stroll through City Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Launceston online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

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

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