5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  20​h
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
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 31st (Fri), view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then walk around City Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder app .

San Francisco, USA to Launceston is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Launceston are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

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

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.
On the 1st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 ©

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