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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 9th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip builder tool .

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 little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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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 11th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online day trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary app .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough 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 13th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Launceston tour builder .

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. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (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
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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