11 days in Darwin, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Darwin, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Darwin, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  30​h
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
New York City

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, then cool off at Wave Lagoon, and then take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

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New York City, USA to Darwin is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 14 hours. In November, Darwin is warmer than New York City - with highs of 92°F and lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Darwin

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planner .

Fly from Darwin to Melbourne in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Family-friendly places like Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Clovelly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 62°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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