14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Swansea
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Launceston

— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Head to Design Centre Tasmania and Goaty Hill Winesfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine) and Sheffield (Albert Gallery, Mosaic Pathway, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, pick up some local products at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, and steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Launceston day trip planning site.

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 little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Launceston at 25°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Launceston

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Swansea

— 2 nights
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
On the 2nd (Sat), get a taste of local nightlife at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Swansea trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Swansea takes 2 hours. In January in Swansea, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Swansea

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 3 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and The Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Raoul and The Guard Tower. There's still lots to do: hike along Three Capes Track, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Swansea to Port Arthur takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hobart

— 5 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online trip builder.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.