15 days in Melbourne, Sheffield & Darwin Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne, Sheffield & Darwin Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne, Sheffield & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Sheffield
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  38​h
4
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Frankfurt

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.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne sightseeing planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Melbourne. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. You will leave for Devonport on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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4
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Take a break from the city and head to Cradle Mountain and Alum Cliffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: Entally Estate (in Hadspen), Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary) and Riverside (Tasmania Zoo & Tamar Island Wetlands). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, look for gifts at The Emporium, and relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sheffield trip website .

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Sheffield with the Route module. In March, Sheffield is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Launceston, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Mole Creek, Alum Cliffs, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Get some historical perspective at Sovereign Hill and St Joseph's Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Sports Museum and Federation Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat), Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville) and Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong). Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Kinglake National Park. See some other sides of Melbourne: look for all kinds of wild species at Y Water Discovery Centre, relax in the rural setting at Myuna Farm, stroll through Ocean Beach, and explore the activities along Newport Lakes Parkland.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner .

Fly from Devonport to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Devonport in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Darwin.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Flinders Street Station ©
Flinders Street Station

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Batchelor to see Litchfield National Park about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, contemplate the long history of The Old Town Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Darwin online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Darwin by car takes about 38 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Darwin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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