17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Kununurra
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
days
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.
On the 26th (Tue), head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then take in the exciting artwork at Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk.

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Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

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Wintjiri Arts + Museum
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

1
day
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 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then get outside with Simpsons Gap, and finally view the masterpieces at Talapi.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

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Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

4
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adelaide River War Cemetery and Wangi Falls. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Sat) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Darwin day trip planning tool .

Fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Darwin

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Wangi Falls, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

2
days
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mirima National Park. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Ord River, then don't miss a visit to Warmun Art Centre, and finally explore the galleries of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kununurra trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Kununurra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Kununurra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kununurra, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

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Waringarri Aboriginal Arts ©
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery ©
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery

2
days
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum and then stroll through Roebuck Bay.

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Fly from Kununurra to Broome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

2
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Rockingham Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip planning website .

Fly from Broome to Perth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Broome in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Perth: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Rockingham Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
days
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, and then browse the exhibits of Section Glass Gallery. On your second day here, trek along Rotary Lookout, contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, then stop by Mermaid Leather, and finally stroll through Esperance Foreshore.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Esperance trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Perth to Esperance in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for little chillier days in Esperance, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Rotary Lookout ©
Rotary Lookout
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Esperance Stonehenge ©
Esperance Stonehenge

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