7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of City of Launceston Town Hall and then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then stroll around City Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston attractions tool .

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. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seahorse World
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Stewarts Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur road trip planning site .

Getting from Launceston to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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 Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Grote Reber Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Grote Reber Museum, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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