7 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

7 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

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7 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Launceston is known for wildlife, parks, museums, nature, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Launceston reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Port Arthur to see Port Arthur Historic Site about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Richmond Bridge, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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