13 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
Strahan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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 St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. Get outdoors at Eastern Beach Reserve and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Sorrento Front Beach (in Sorrento), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Sorrento Front Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
day
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Strahan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

2
nights
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 30th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then do a tasting at The Pinot Shop, and finally admire the striking features of Franklin House. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, and finally do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Moores Hill Estate
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Waubs Bay Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online day trip 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 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, view the masterpieces at Salamanca Arts Centre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Joseph's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Richmond
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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