5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Sydney

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night
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
On the 1st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock and then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary site .

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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hobart reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Coles Bay

Coles Bay
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for Launceston on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
Bridestowe Lavender Estate has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bridestowe Lavender Estate, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Launceston online tour planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Nature Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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