16 days in Perth, Adelaide & Darwin Itinerary

16 days in Perth, Adelaide & Darwin Itinerary

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16 days in Perth, Adelaide & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  5​h
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

5
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.
Do your shopping at Aspects of Kings Park and Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Beach and City Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Singapore in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Perth: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockingham, Fremantle, Matilda Bay Reserve, Point Walter Reserve, City Beach
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paxton Wines and Hugh Hamilton Wines. Popular historic sites such as West Terrace Cemetery and St Francis Xavier Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Alpha Box & Dice, Fox Creek Wines, & more), Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda) and Whistler Wines (in Marananga). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, learn about winemaking at Yelland & Papps, view the masterpieces at Mt Jagged Wines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Adelaide road trip planning site .

You can fly from Perth to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for slightly colder days in Adelaide, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Yelland & Papps, Mt Jagged Wines, Old Gum Tree Reserve, Whistler Wines
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Paxton Wines ©
Paxton Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Florence Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Darwin Military Museum and Wangi Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds & Buley Rockhole), Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River). Spend the 7th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, make a trip to Darwin Cenotaph, admire all the interesting features of Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Territory Wildlife Park
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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