5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston visit planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Launceston is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get colder in Launceston: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

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#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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night
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

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

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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