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
Bus + 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Pooseum. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Hobart reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Pooseum
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Pooseum ©
Pooseum
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Stewarts Bay, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur holiday planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): find something for the whole family at Penny Royal Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then walk around City Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Launceston day trip tool.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Penny Royal Adventures ©
Penny Royal Adventures
City Park ©
City Park

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