5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online road trip 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. In December, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, 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.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip maker site.

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off 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.
You've now added Bridestowe Lavender Estate to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Bridestowe Lavender 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): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park journey planning website.

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for 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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