9 days in Portugal & Melbourne Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Capela Das Aparicoes and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Museu Nacional Ferroviario and Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sesimbra (Scuba & Snorkeling & Fishing Charters & Tours), Troia Beach (in Troia) and Evora (Muralhas de Evora & Aqueduto da Agua de Prata). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Colombo, see the interesting displays at Fatima Luz e Paz, and stop by Mercado de Campo de Ourique.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker app.

Chennai, India to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Lisbon is minus 5.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Melbourne.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
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Melbourne, Australia — 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Appreciate the collections at RAAF Museum and Marion Rosetzky Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Trafalgar Holden Museum (in Trafalgar), Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Cape Schanck Lighthouse (in Cape Schanck). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels, get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, and browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Melbourne takes 26 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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