5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning site .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Arthur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll around City Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip builder .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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