18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Richmond
— 2 nights
3
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart journey 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hobart is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get cooler in Hobart: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. On the 9th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoodoo Zoo, see the interesting displays at Old Hobart Town Model Village, then examine the collection at Richmond Gaol, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., then learn about winemaking at Pooley Wines, then learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Richmond trip itinerary planning app .

Richmond is just a short distance from Hobart. In September, daytime highs in Richmond are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Richmond

Wineries Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Puddleduck Vineyard ©
Puddleduck Vineyard
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Callington Mill, pick up some local products at Richmond Village Farmers and Makers Market, then stop by Sweets and Treats, and finally get your game on at Richmond Maze and Tearooms. On your second day here, get curious at Pooseum, admire the landmark architecture of Oak Lodge, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nonesuch Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Coal River Farm, then learn about winemaking at Pressing Matters, and finally sample the fine beverages at Coal Valley Cider.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Richmond trip tool .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Richmond

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Coal River Farm, Nonesuch Distillery, Callington Mill
Highlights from your plan
Pressing Matters ©
Pressing Matters
Callington Mill ©
Callington Mill
Coal River Farm ©
Coal River Farm

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then hike along Three Capes Track, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and finally examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tessellated Pavement, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

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 15th (Sun), make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planning tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Bicheno Blowhole
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and then walk around City Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana) and Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Circuit, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary planner .

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. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sun).

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hellyer Gorge, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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