12 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, stop by The Australian Natural Soap, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally make a trip to The Town Clock.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Launceston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Launceston, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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 Estate ©
Entally Estate

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then admire all the interesting features of Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip website .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oysters, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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 13th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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