5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary builder site .

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, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 24th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur online road trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Richmond Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planning site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Mona, Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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