10 days in Melbourne, Port Lincoln & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Port Lincoln & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne, Port Lincoln & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  23​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dallas in December, with highs in Melbourne at 78°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Get outdoors at Mikkira Station and Lincoln National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishery Bay and Winter Hill Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary) and Food Tours (in Coffin Bay). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sleaford Bay and don't miss a visit to The Old Mill.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Lincoln trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Food Tours, Minniribbie Farm
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Fishery Bay ©
Fishery Bay
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Food Tours

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shelly Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, stroll through Clovelly, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney visit planner .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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