8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Richmond Gaol. Kids will enjoy Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hobart is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Hobart are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 18th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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 19th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay itinerary builder site .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
The Pilgrim Uniting Church ©
The Pilgrim Uniting Church

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