12 days in Sydney & Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Attractions like Manly Beach and Hyde Park Barracks make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Lady Franklin Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Pooseum
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Government Farm, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Notley Fern Gorge, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then stroll around City Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston day trip website.

Drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Notley Fern Gorge, Woolmers Estate
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Fishing Charters & Tours

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