9 days in Perth & Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Perth & Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Perth & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, take a leisurely stroll along Elizabeth Quay, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect Perth to be colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning app .

Getting from Perth to Hobart by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in August; daily highs in Hobart reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online travel route planner .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, and finally walk around City Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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