6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour planner
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Launceston
— 1 day
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get outside with Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

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Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire the striking features of The Penitentiary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): hike along Three Capes Track, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 3 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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. On the 14th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, stop by Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and get outside with Roaring 40s Kayaking.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.
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