48 days in Perth, Darwin & Adelaide Itinerary

48 days in Perth, Darwin & Adelaide Itinerary

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48 days in Perth, Darwin & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  46​h
2
Darwin
— 11 nights
Drive:  30​h
3
Adelaide
— 16 nights
Drive:  30​h
4
Perth
— 12 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Leighton Battery Guns, then brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum of Western Australia, then take in the exciting artwork at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Esplanade Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Swan Valley Perth's Valley of Taste, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then stop by The House of Honey.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. While traveling from London, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Swan Valley Perth's Valley of Taste, Leighton Battery Guns, The House of Honey, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Swan Valley Perth's Valley of Taste ©
Army Museum of Western Australia ©
Army Museum of Western Australia

11
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Adelaide River War Cemetery. Visit St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole & Florence Falls). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Litchfield National Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Nomad Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner .

Getting from Perth to Darwin by car takes about 46 hours. Other options: take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in April; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Batchelor, Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Crazy Acres, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin ©
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin

16
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Carrick Hill and Rockford Winery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Sevenhill Cellars. Venture out of the city with trips to Sevenhill (Jeanneret Wines & St Aloysius Church), Clare (Mad Bastard Wines of Finery, Clare Valley Art Gallery, & more) and Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, and see the interesting displays at National Motor Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide online day trip planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Adelaide in 30 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Darwin in April, you will find days in Adelaide are little chillier (26°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Clare, McLaren Vale, Tanunda, Port Adelaide, Marananga
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Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

12
nights
Perth

Perth ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Fremantle Round House and St. Mary's Cathedral. Fremantle Prison and Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery (in New Norcia), Fremantle (South Beach Recreation Reserve, St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, & more) and Mandurah (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, & more). Enjoy Perth some more: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Arts Centre, stroll the grounds of Corrigin Dog Cemetery, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Harvey, Perth Zoo, Aviation Heritage Museum
Find places to stay May 7 — 19:
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St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Stirling Cottage ©
Stirling Cottage
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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