14 days in Tasmania, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kota Kinabalu
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kota Kinabalu

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll through City Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner .

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Kota Kinabalu to Launceston, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kota Kinabalu in August, with highs in Launceston at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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 4th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mona, and then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): head off the coast to Macquarie Island, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart journey builder .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip website .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

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

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield), Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards, Kalleske Wines, & more) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Wolf Blass, identify plant and animal life at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Port Arthur to Adelaide takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Port Arthur in August, Adelaide is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, God's Hill Wines, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, Wolf Blass, Seppeltsfield
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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