15 days in Sydney & Darwin Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Darwin Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Darwin Itinerary

Start: York
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: York

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

York, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from York to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from York in April: highs in Sydney hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, explore the galleries of Paul Johnstone Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darwin online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Darwin in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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