11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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 3rd (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally walk around City Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Launceston is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Launceston, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): experience rural life at Melshell Oysters, then take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planning app .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Melshell Oysters
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 7th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to 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
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

5
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. On the 8th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip website .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

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