17 days in Sydney & Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stop by Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online day trip planner.

Cairns to Sydney is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches

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Hobart

— 3 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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Tasman Arch (in Eaglehawk Neck). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hobart travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hobart reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. The Wall in the Wilderness has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge day trip app.

Getting from Hobart to Derwent Bridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You've now added World Heritage Cruises to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strahan online road trip planner.

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Sheffield.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors
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Sheffield

— 2 nights
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Your day by day itinerary now includes Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain and Marion's Lookout Walk. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit and then trek along Marion's Lookout Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain.

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

Traveling by car from Strahan to Sheffield takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sheffield are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Launceston.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Launceston

— 2 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 day by day itinerary now includes Wineglass Bay Lookout as well as Bridestowe Lavender Estate. On the 31st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around City Park and then steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Richmond Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the views from Richmond Bridge. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hobart trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.