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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary site .

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Port Arthur due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Port Arthur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then get curious 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. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip builder tool .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack, Bicheno Blowhole
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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, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then stroll around City Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Launceston road trip tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 enough time to 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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