6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
On the 19th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Launceston attractions 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. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, plan for slightly colder days in Launceston, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

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

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, then shop like a local with Salamanca Market, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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