8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart online day trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Hobart is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Hobart, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
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 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: walk around City Park, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. November in Launceston sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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