8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​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 45​min
End: Singapore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Launceston day trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Launceston hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to 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.
On the 26th (Wed), stroll through Honeymoon Bay, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to 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
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Mona, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hobart travel planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Richmond Bridge, Macquarie Island
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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