13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Northern Territory Indigenous Day Tours as well as Charter North 4WD Safaris. On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and then take a memorable tour with Charter North 4WD Safaris. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Star Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, then see the top attractions with Northern Territory Indigenous Day Tours, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Darwin online tour itinerary planner .

Brisbane to Darwin is an approximately 37-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bachelor Museum, Litchfield National Park and Florence Falls. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Bachelor Museum, explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole, then take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Litchfield National Park planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In October, daytime highs in Litchfield National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jabiru.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batchelor, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Jabiru with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ubirr
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park as well as Nitmiluk National Park. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Katherine route planner.

Getting from Jabiru to Katherine by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Katherine sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): go for a walk through Mataranka Falls, stroll through Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elsey National Park.

To plan Mataranka vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Katherine to Mataranka in 1.5 hours. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

1
night
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.
For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Mataranka to Alice Springs with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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