10 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
On the 25th (Sat), shop like a local with Salamanca Market, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary 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 difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hobart is 2 hours. In May, Hobart is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 27th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Launceston, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Scots Church for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in May, things will get a bit warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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