13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Tennant Creek
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
5
Hermannsburg
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Darwin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Darwin in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path and Ormiston Gorge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Finke Gorge National Park and Ochre Pits. Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs planning website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Ellery Creek Big Hole ©
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katherine Museum and Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Jatbula Trail and Nitmiluk National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, steep yourself in history at Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and walk around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Katherine attractions planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in July: high temperatures in Katherine hover around 36°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Jatbula Trail ©
Jatbula Trail
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

1
day
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Kelly's Ranch, don't miss a visit to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mary Ann, and finally explore the galleries of Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tennant Creek trip planner .

You can drive from Katherine to Tennant Creek in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Katherine in July: highs in Tennant Creek hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hermannsburg.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station ©
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

1
day
Hermannsburg

Hermannsburg ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hermannsburg Historic Precinct.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hermannsburg online tour planner .

Drive from Tennant Creek to Hermannsburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hermannsburg

Museums
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Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

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