10 days in Alice Springs & Darwin Itinerary

10 days in Alice Springs & Darwin Itinerary

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10 days in Alice Springs & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs journey planner .

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 40°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

3
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.
Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Darwin travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alice Springs in March since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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