8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Kuching

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston online tour itinerary builder .

Kuching, Malaysia to Launceston is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuching to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuching in September; daily highs in Launceston reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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

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night
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 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay route builder website .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #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

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

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

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