13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Tennant Creek
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Katherine trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alice Springs in December since evenings lows in Katherine dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, explore the striking landscape of Buley Rockhole, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Litchfield National Park journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Katherine in December, plan for little chillier days in Litchfield National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

#Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

2
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.
On the 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, stroll through Lameroo Beach, then admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and finally stroll through Mindil Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In December, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

1
day
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the history behind John Flynn Memorial Obelisk, browse the exhibits of Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, then explore and take pictures at Kelly's Ranch, and finally take an in-depth tour of Battery Hill Mining Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tennant Creek travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Tennant Creek takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

#Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre ©
Kelly's Ranch ©
Kelly's Ranch
Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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