13 days in Darwin & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Darwin & Sydney Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Litchfield National Park and Casuarina Coastal Reserve. Shop till you drop at Viva La Body and Mason Gallery. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary (in Batchelor). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin route planner.

Adelaide to Darwin is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Darwin is somewhat warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Batchelor, Territory Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock) and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's lots more to do: visit The Rocks, stroll through Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Darwin in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Katoomba Cascades, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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