13 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Goaty Hill Wines, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally make a trip to The Town Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Entally House, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally walk around City Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Launceston is 2 hours. In August, Launceston is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Goaty Hill Wines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

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 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Head to Salamanca Market and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sitefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

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.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Royal Botanic Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to St. Kilda Beach and The Great Ocean Road. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, and look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker tool .

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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