56 days in Perth & Darwin Itinerary

56 days in Perth & Darwin Itinerary

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56 days in Perth & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 28 nights
Fly:  46​h
2
Darwin
— 23 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Amsterdam

28
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rockingham Beach and City Beach. Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Mandurah (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Waterskiing & Jetskiing), Fremantle (Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, The Fremantle Round House, & more) and Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience (in Dryandra). Make the 16th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Lane Pool Reserve. On the 21st (Sat), spend the day exploring the area around Logue Brook Dam. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Binningup Beach, examine the collection at Scitech, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and don't miss a visit to Stirling Cottage.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Perth route maker .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Harvey, Millendon, Trigg, Mandurah
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Point Peron ©
Point Peron

23
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Territory Wildlife Park and East Point Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at Adelaide River War Cemetery and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, & more), Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Batchelor (Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, Bachelor Museum, & more). Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, make a trip to Magnetic Termite Mounds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Leanyer Recreation Park, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Perth to Darwin in 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 October, plan for a bit warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 39°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Batchelor, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 25:
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

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