15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hobart is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Tasman Arch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tasman Arch
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Devonport: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit, Devils @ Cradle, & more), Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Preston Falls (in Ulverstone). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport day trip app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Devonport in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Devonport sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Preston Falls
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and admire all the interesting features of Aurora Stadium.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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