3 days in Tasmania Itinerary

3 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly to Hobart, Ferry to Bruny
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Bruny Island
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
Drive
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Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
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Bruny Island

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island trip maker.

Sydney to Bruny Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Bruny Island hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll set off for Hobart on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Bruny Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Hobart

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Bicheno

— 1 night
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bicheno trip maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Bicheno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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.