6 days in Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

6 days in Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

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1
Darwin
— 2 nights
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights

2
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.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: race across the water with a speed boat tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the galleries of Mason Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip planning tool.

Adelaide to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Darwin hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, make a trip to Block Arcade, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planning website.

You can fly from Darwin to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Darwin in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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