7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 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 26th (Wed), walk around City Park. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston tour itinerary maker website .

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 February, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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night
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 28th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online vacation planner .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

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 (Sat): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planning app .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

3
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart travel planning site .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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