6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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), look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and then stroll through City Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car 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

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 24th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Launceston to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

Plan my day in Hobart using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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