7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Richmond Gaol and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Salamanca Arts Centre and Constitution Dock will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, take in the exciting artwork at Nolan Art Gallery & School, examine the collection at Mona, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
nights
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 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally steep yourself in history at Model Prison.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur online road trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Model Prison, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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