8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
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 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston day trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Launceston is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Launceston. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Launceston to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

1
day
Coles Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online tour builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

1
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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
days
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. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Mona, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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