8 days in Sydney & Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary maker
Make it your trip
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
3
Brighton
— 1 night
Drive
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Bus
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Sydney — 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Eaglehawk Neck.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Eaglehawk Neck — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Eaglehawk Neck at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brighton.
more
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Brighton — 1 night

On the 28th (Wed), do a tasting at Derwent Estate, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Shene Distillery, and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brighton journey planning site.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Brighton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.
more
Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Launceston — 1 night

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 29th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Prestige Tours Tasmania and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip builder.

Drive from Brighton to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
more
Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
more
Wildlife · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
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.
more