5 days in Darwin & Adelaide Itinerary

5 days in Darwin & Adelaide Itinerary

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5 days in Darwin & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Darwin trip builder tool .

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Darwin is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in October, plan for slightly colder days in Adelaide, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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