8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + taxi:  12​h 15​min
1
Port Arthur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur vacation planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Port Arthur is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Port Arthur. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Arthur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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 30th (Mon): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Bicheno Blowhole, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then walk around City Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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