14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Litchfield National Park tour builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, stroll around Elsey National Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mataranka tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Mataranka takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katherine.

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

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, then get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, and finally explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge.

Before you visit Katherine, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Katherine takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alice Springs attractions planner .

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in November, expect Alice Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 40°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our 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. November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
day
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Coober Pedy, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Seven Stones Designer Jewellers ©
Seven Stones Designer Jewellers

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at The Cedars, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, then hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Gum Tree Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide holiday planner .

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Adelaide in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coober Pedy in November; daily highs in Adelaide reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Cedars, Old Gum Tree Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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