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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll around City Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston itinerary maker app .

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 January: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

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

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): 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 photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay journey builder .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Parks Wildlife

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.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur travel planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites 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, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Kingston Beach
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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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