13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly:  5​h
1
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
5
Kakadu National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
End: Darwin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then stop by Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs day trip planning app .

Darwin to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in March, Alice Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watarrka National Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kings Canyon trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): trek along Kuniya Walk, make a trip to Uluru, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
nights
Darwin

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mindil Beach and Litchfield National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and stop by Aboriginal Fine Arts.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip maker .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kakadu National Park route app .

Traveling by bus from Darwin to Kakadu National Park takes 4 hours. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

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