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:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel route builder 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue): experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, then stroll through Honeymoon Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orford trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

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.
On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mona, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online travel route planner .

You can drive from Orford to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island, Kingston Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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