9 days in Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
On the 27th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Nightcliff Jetty, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and then cool off at Wave Lagoon.

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Singapore, Singapore to Darwin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Darwin, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon
Nightcliff Jetty ©
Nightcliff Jetty

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Dandenong Ranges National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation planner .

Getting from Darwin to Melbourne by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in May, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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