16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Katherine
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
3
Kakadu National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney


4
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Katherine trip builder app .

Sydney to Katherine is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Katherine to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

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

3
nights
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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin road trip planning site .

Drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Darwin, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

4
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Darwin to Kakadu National Park takes 4 hours. On the 20th (Wed), you're off toAlice Springs.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, then stop by Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Kakadu National Park to Alice Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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