11 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
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 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Launceston, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Launceston at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally House ©
Entally House

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Sun), let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay visit 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally stroll through Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mona, stroll through Bellerive Beach, and then head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning app .

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 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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