8 days in Sydney, Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

8 days in Sydney, Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney, Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Art Gallery of NSWfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Brett Whiteley Studio and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then admire the local landmark of The Tasman Fountain, then get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally browse the exhibits of Art Mob.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart holiday maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Sensory Tasmania
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 29th (Mon), explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Glassblowers.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Tasmanian Glassblowers
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Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery ©

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