11 days in Tasmania, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights

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Launceston

Launceston ©

The Heart of Tasmania

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 4th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary app.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Lilydale Falls
4.4

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then stroll through Wineglass Bay, and finally learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trip

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Freycinet Marine Farm
3.9

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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 6th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Separate Prison, then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Port Arthur Historic Site
4.6
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Geologic Formation
Tessellated Pavement
4.5
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Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites
5.0

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Hobart

Hobart ©

Tasmania's Capital City

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 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Salamanca Arts Centre, and then wander the streets of Sullivans Cove. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Shene Distillery, learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, then take a stroll through North Hobart, and finally kick back and relax at Kingston Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hobart road trip tool.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Sullivans Cove
4.6
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Neighborhood
North Hobart
4.4

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Anzac Memorial. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum, look for gifts at Opal Minded, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Must see
Bondi Beach
4.2
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Must see
The Rocks
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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 12th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Birrunga Gallery & Dining, examine the collection at Opal Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), wander the streets of West End, then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shorncliffe Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
West End
4.4

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