12 days in Perth, Adelaide & Darwin Itinerary

12 days in Perth, Adelaide & Darwin Itinerary

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12 days in Perth, Adelaide & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Lilongwe
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​h
3
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Lilongwe

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip planner.

Lilongwe, Malawi to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time (CAT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Perth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, stroll through Adelaide Zoo, and do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Cedars, Seppeltsfield, Murray Street Vineyards, God's Hill Wines
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

2
nights
Darwin

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.
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, then see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and then stroll through Mindil Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Leanyer Recreation Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

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

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Darwin takes 30 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Darwin is somewhat warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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