14 days in Darwin, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Darwin, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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14 days in Darwin, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Moscow

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Batchelor to see Litchfield National Park about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 10th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove and examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online driving holiday planner .

Moscow, Russia to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Darwin is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in August: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 37°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Darwin to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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