9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Launceston is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The Overland Track.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

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night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car 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
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, and then wander the streets of North Hobart. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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