26 days in Darwin, Batchelor & Sydney Itinerary

26 days in Darwin, Batchelor & Sydney Itinerary

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26 days in Darwin, Batchelor & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Batchelor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

8
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 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Sat) at Darwin Waterfront. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin vacation planning site .

Manchester, UK to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

3
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Batchelor: Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds, Florence Falls, & more). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Litchfield National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Batchelor road trip site .

Getting from Darwin to Batchelor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Batchelor can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Helicopter Tours
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

10
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Kissing Point Park (in Putney) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Batchelor to Sydney with the Route module. In December, Sydney is slightly colder than Batchelor - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Taronga Zoo, Kissing Point Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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