6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 day
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll around City Park, then get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Launceston at 25°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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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 4th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Three Capes Track, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur road trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 7th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.