7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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 27th (Sat): stroll around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston online sightseeing planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Launceston reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

1
night
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 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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 (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur road trip app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Old and New Art and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Tree, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Fern Tree
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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