15 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Launceston itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in September, with highs in Launceston at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mona, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart travel route planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 1st (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Orford road trip planning website .

Drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. September in Orford sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 6th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orford to Melbourne. When traveling from Orford in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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