16 days in Karachi, Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Karachi, Darwin & Melbourne Itinerary

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Karachi, Pakistan
— 1 day
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Darwin, Australia
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
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Karachi, Pakistan — 1 day

City of Lights

Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): browse the different shops at Port Grand, get engrossed in the history at Mohatta Palace Museum, and then examine the collection at PAF Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Karachi vacation maker site.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiport is Jinnah International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.
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Museums · Shopping
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Darwin, Australia — 6 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.
Attractions like Speed Boats Tours and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Crocodylus Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Alexander.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Karachi to Darwin. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Karachi to Darwin. In December in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
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Melbourne, Australia — 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Royal Botanic Gardens and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. On the 5th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning app.

You can fly from Darwin to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Melbourne. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Darwin in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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