17 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

17 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

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17 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 14 nights
End: Hobart

2
nights
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 30th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then explore the galleries of Franklin House, then see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, find something for the whole family at Penny Royal Adventures, then view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally make a trip to The Town Clock.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planning site .

Hobart to Launceston is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bass & Flinders Centre, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

14
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.
Coal Mines Historic Site and Claremont House will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Franklin River Nature Trail and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Horseshoe Falls (in Mount Field National Park), Port Arthur (Three Capes Track, Cape Raoul, & more) and St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland). Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, and explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planning app .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Richmond, Port Arthur, Horseshoe Falls
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

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