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). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, take a memorable tour with Tours, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin online route maker.

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Darwin to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cranbourne.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cranbourne

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

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cranbourne trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Cranbourne. Traveling from Darwin to Cranbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Darwin in August; daily highs in Cranbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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), Elsternwick (Anna Blatman Gallery, Jewish Holocaust Centre, &more) and Altona (Weaver Reserve, Altona Homestead, &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.