9 days in Melbourne & Darwin Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Darwin Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darwin visit app .

Fly from Melbourne to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Darwin hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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