12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Murray Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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night
Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge ©
Murray Bridge is a city in the Australian state of South Australia, located 76km east-southeast of the state's capital city, Adelaide, and 77km north of the town of Meningie. On the 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Monarto Conservation Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Murray Bridge online travel planner .

Melbourne to Murray Bridge is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Murray Bridge are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

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Monarto Conservation Park ©
Monarto Conservation Park

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, and then let little ones run wild at Port Augusta Train Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Murray Bridge to Port Augusta. September in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coober Pedy, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Augusta in October: high temperatures in Coober Pedy hover around 36°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Visiting Kuniya Walk and Kata Tjuta will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walpa Gorge and Red Desert Reptiles. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, and get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kings Canyon Walk. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Watarrka National Park.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon online travel route planner .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Alice Springs.

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Kings Canyon Walk
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Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ochre Pits and Ellery Creek Big Hole. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ormiston Gorge and The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Simpsons Gap, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, examine the collection at The Residency, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip builder site .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 6 hours. In October, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

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