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 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Hobart Cenotaph, and finally head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip maker site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hobart is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hobart. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: highs in Hobart hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orford trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Orford in 1.5 hours. December in Orford sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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 5th (Wed), let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, then stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and finally take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

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Getting from Orford to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oysters
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

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

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