27 days in Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

27 days in Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

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27 days in Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Darwin
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Melbourne
— 15 nights
End: Melbourne

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Territory Wildlife Park and Speed Boats Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor), Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole, Florence Falls, & more) and Mary River National Park (in Mary River National Park). Spend the 17th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Darwin vacation planner.

Melbourne to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Mary River National Park, Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve

15
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eastern Beach Reserve and McCrae Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Split Point Lighthouse and St Paul's Cathedral. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Rip (in Queenscliff), Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Lake Wendouree, & more) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Somers Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Schanck Lighthouse, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne holiday maker app .

Getting from Darwin to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in December, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are cooler (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Barwon Heads, Point Lonsdale, Cowes, Cape Schanck
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

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