23 days in Darwin & Perth Itinerary

23 days in Darwin & Perth Itinerary

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23 days in Darwin & Perth Itinerary

Start: Port Lincoln
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Darwin
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Perth
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Port Lincoln

10
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Darwin Aviation Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Batchelor (Litchfield National Park & Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, and identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin holiday planner .

Port Lincoln to Darwin is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Darwin are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Batchelor, Palmerston Golf Course, Territory Wildlife Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

12
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 some cultural sightseeing at Fremantle Prison and Art Gallery of Western Australia. You'll explore and learn at WA Maritime Museum and The Shipwreck Galleries. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Secret Harbour Beach (in Secret Harbour), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Zig Zag Scenic Drive (in Gooseberry Hill). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Scarborough Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth route planner.

Fly from Darwin to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Darwin in November, you will find days in Perth are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Rockingham, City Beach, Millendon
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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