9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston journey maker .

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 January, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Velo Winery & Cellar Door
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 1st (Fri): explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Three Capes Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond). On the 4th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, 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

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