5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Launceston
— 1 day
Drive
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
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Launceston

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): walk around City Park, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston route maker app.

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. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and then take a tour by water with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck online road trip planner.

Drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.