31 days in Darwin & Surrounds & Perth Itinerary

31 days in Darwin & Surrounds & Perth Itinerary

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31 days in Darwin & Surrounds & Perth Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Darwin
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Batchelor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 15 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, about 42 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, view the masterpieces at Provenance Arts, and browse the exhibits of Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Darwin journey builder tool .

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Darwin hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

3
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Visiting Litchfield National Park and Buley Rockhole will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Batchelor: Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds, Wangi Falls, & more).

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Batchelor online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Batchelor takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

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.
Do your shopping at Fremantle Markets and The Sacred India Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Mullaloo Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park (in Middle Swan), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Mundaring Arts Centre (in Mundaring). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, browse the different shops at Garden City Shopping Centre, view the masterpieces at Illusionary Art, and learn about winemaking at Talijancich Wines.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Perth online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Batchelor to Perth with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Batchelor in July, with highs in Perth at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Herne Hill, Swan Valley, Gooseberry Hill
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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