18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  7​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Mataranka
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planner .

Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Adelaide in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Alice Springs vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

1
day
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 10th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk, then explore the activities along Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mataranka trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to Mataranka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Mataranka

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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning tool .

Getting from Mataranka to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

4
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 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Darwin trip planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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