36 days in Sydney & Darwin Itinerary

36 days in Sydney & Darwin Itinerary

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36 days in Sydney & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 17 nights
Fly:  42​h
2
Darwin
— 13 nights
Fly + train:  28​h
End: Stuttgart

17
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney planning tool .

Stuttgart, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. In July, Sydney is slightly colder than Stuttgart - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosman, Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

13
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Berry Springs (Crazy Acres & Territory Wildlife Park) and Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Sat) at Darwin Waterfront. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, explore the activities along Lake Alexander, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Darwin journey planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Darwin in 42 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Berry Springs, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 30:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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