6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince's Square.

Plan trip to Launceston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Launceston reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Prince's Square ©
Prince's Square

2
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Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and then stroll through Friendly Beaches. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay journey site .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Honeymoon Bay
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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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 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip builder site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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