9 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

9 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania vacation planner

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Hobart

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Port Arthur Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Seven Mile Beach in Seven Mile Beach (about 132 hours away). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel planner.

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. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Launceston

— 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Goaty Hill Wines and Turners Beach Berry Patch. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Entally House and Design Centre Tasmania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Coles Beach (in Devonport), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get your game on at Kingsway Crazy Golf, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips