8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​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
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then stroll through City Park.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Launceston tour app .

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get much colder in Launceston: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 15th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online day trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites 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

4
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 17th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker app .

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. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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