31 days in Darwin & Perth Itinerary

31 days in Darwin & Perth Itinerary

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31 days in Darwin & Perth Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  32​h
1
Darwin
— 12 nights
2
Perth
— 15 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 15​min
End: Exeter

12
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Territory Wildlife Park and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre, Florence Falls, & more). Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Wed) at Darwin Waterfront. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mindil Beach, don't miss a visit to Fannie Bay Gaol, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and try to win big at Skycity Darwin Casino.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Darwin online travel route planner .

Exeter, UK to Darwin is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Exeter to Darwin, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Berry Springs, Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve

15
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rockingham Beach and City Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Trigg Beach and Mullaloo Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, & more), Burns Beach (in Burns Beach) and Ellis Brook Valley Reserve (in Gosnells). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and don't miss a visit to Yanchep National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Perth online road trip planner .

Fly from Darwin to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Perth. When traveling from Darwin in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Perth, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Millendon, Mandurah, Rockingham, Trigg
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach

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