9 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Beauty Point
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Stanley
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​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.
On the 1st (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Fern Tree.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planner .

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September; daily highs in Hobart reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Seven Mile Beach
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

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 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Bay Jetty and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay travel route site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

1
night
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Lavender House The Perfumery.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Beauty Point trip planning site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Beauty Point in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Goaty Hill Wines
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, stop by Providore 24, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Stanley using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beauty Point to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. September in Stanley sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Kids will enjoy Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Zoo. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery in Yarra Glen, approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Degraves Street, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stanley to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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