8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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Hobart

Hobart ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Food Tours and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Plan my trip to Hobart with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-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 Hobart at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
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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 21st (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then get a dose of the wild on Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then hike along Three Capes Track. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, and then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

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Launceston

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), whizz through the canopy at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and then surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around City Park, then explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston online tour planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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