17 days in Kuala Lumpur, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Kuala Lumpur, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Kuala Lumpur, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
Hobart, Australia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur, Australia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Athens, Greece

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, then Head underground at Batu Caves, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally take a stroll through Jalan Alor. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaria KLCC, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, browse the different shops at Central Market, then stroll through KLCC Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur online day trip planner .

Athens, Greece to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Kuala Lumpur is 6 hours. Traveling from Athens in March, things will get much hotter in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

#Parks, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

1
night
Hobart, Australia

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 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Battery Point, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, then admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Mona, and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hobart takes 13.5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona

1
night
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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Coles Bay, Australia

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 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip maker site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno Blowhole
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

2
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Launceston, Australia

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 14th (Wed), do a tasting at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then whizz through the canopy at Penny Royal Adventures, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 20th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning tool .

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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