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 30​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 30​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.
On the 19th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and finally admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip 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. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Port Arthur at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
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.
On the 20th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stop by The Wicked Cheese Co.. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Wicked Cheese Co.
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
On the 24th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and finally explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planning 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 May in Launceston, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
City Park ©
City Park

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