39 days in Perth & Darwin Itinerary

39 days in Perth & Darwin Itinerary

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39 days in Perth & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 20 nights
Fly:  46​h
2
Darwin
— 14 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Zurich

20
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.
Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Swan River. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scarborough Beach and Warnbro Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Herne Hill (Illusionary Art, The House of Honey, & more), Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Fig Tree Estate, & more) and Sorrento Beach (in Sorrento). Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, step off the mainland to explore Penguin Island, kick back and relax at Trigg Beach, and stroll through Rockingham Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth sightseeing planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Zurich in April, you will find days in Perth are warmer (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Millendon, Herne Hill, Swan Valley, Rockingham
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 14:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

14
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mindil Beach and Litchfield National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary (in Batchelor) and Buley Rockhole (in Litchfield National Park). Spend the 18th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Sat) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Perth to Darwin takes 46 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Darwin is 1 hour. When traveling from Perth in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Batchelor, Litchfield National Park, Berry Springs, N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay May 16 — 30:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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