50 days in Darwin & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

50 days in Darwin & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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Darwin
— 19 nights
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Cranbourne
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Cranbourne
— 15 nights
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Werribee
— 14 nights
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Darwin

— 19 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Batchelor (Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden & Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary), Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls, Magnetic Termite Mounds, &more) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

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Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Darwin. While traveling from Sydney, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Cranbourne.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cranbourne

— 15 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Cranbourne side-trips: Tooradin Jetty (in Tooradin), Red Bluff (in Black Rock) and Moorabbin (Snipers Den Paintball & Australian National Aviation Museum).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cranbourne trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Darwin to Cranbourne with the Route module. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Cranbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Darwin in August; daily highs in Cranbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Werribee.

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Werribee

— 14 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Brighton (Brighton Beach, Brighton Bathing Boxes, &more), Altona (Weaver Reserve, Altona Homestead, &more) and Elsternwick (Anna Blatman Gallery, Jewish Holocaust Centre, &more).

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Werribee route site.

Traveling by car from Cranbourne to Werribee takes 1.5 hours. August in Werribee sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Werribee

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Greater Melbourne travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Gardens
Greater Melbourne extends along the coastline and into the hinterlands, revealing a picturesque landscape composed of rolling hills, lush valleys, and gullies blanketed by thick native forests and vineyards. Greater Melbourne tourism thrives largely thanks to the city of Melbourne's vast selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and street markets, as well as the region's many natural attractions. Thanks to its proximity to the Yarra Valley and the ocean, a Greater Melbourne vacation allows you to surf in the Pacific, go on a wildlife safari, and travel on Australia's oldest preserved steam train on the very same day.