21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Fremantle
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
7
Rottnest Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Meningie
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and The Old Town Hall will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Mason Gallery and Nomad Art Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Buley Rockhole). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and brush up on your military savvy at East Point Military Museum.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Darwin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Darwin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Safaris
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, and finally identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Nitmiluk National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Katherine planning site .

Drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in May, Katherine is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum
Helicopter Tours

1
night
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 7th (Tue): get outside with Walpa Gorge, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and then hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Katherine in May, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

5
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.
Visiting Urimbirra Wildlife Park and Thorndon Park will get you outdoors. Let the collections at South Australian Maritime Museum and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Kilikanoon Winery (in Penwortham), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Sevenhill Cellars (in Clare). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Square, kick back and relax at Deep Creek Conservation Park, and get engrossed in the history at Ayers House Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Adelaide travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Clare, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Deep Creek Conservation Park, South Australian Maritime Museum
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Maritime Museum ©
South Australian Maritime Museum
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
St. Mary's Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox Church of Evangelismos, then stroll through Sorrento Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse and then get engrossed in the history at WA Shipwrecks Museum.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Perth trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Perth is minus 1 hour. In May in Perth, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Fremantle.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Bells Rapids Park, Sorrento Beach, All Saints Anglican Church
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Bells Rapids Park ©
Bells Rapids Park
WA Shipwrecks Museum ©
WA Shipwrecks Museum
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

2
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
You've now added Inspiration Outdoors to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Arts Centre, see Inspiration Outdoors, and then contemplate the long history of Mandurah War Memorial. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Peron, tour the water at your own pace with Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle History Walking Tour.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fremantle trip builder website .

Fremantle is just a stone's throw from Perth. In May in Fremantle, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Fremantle

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mandurah, Point Peron
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Point Peron ©
Point Peron
Inspiration Outdoors ©
Inspiration Outdoors
Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire ©
Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire

3
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes West End, The Basin, Salmon Bay, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Rottnest Island Salt Lakes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salmon Bay, stroll through The Basin, then kick back and relax at West End, then contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ricey Beach. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Longreach Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Little Parakeet Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Bathurst Lighthouse, and finally cool off at Just 4 Fun Aqua Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rottnest Island road trip planner .

Rottnest Island is just a stone's throw from Fremantle. In May in Rottnest Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Meningie.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks
Oliver Hill Battery ©
Oliver Hill Battery
Bathurst Lighthouse ©
Bathurst Lighthouse

2
nights
Meningie

Meningie ©
Meningie is a town on the south-east side of Lake Albert in South Australia. Pink Lake has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Pink Lake, steep yourself in history at Raukkan Church, then examine the collection at Port Milang Historic Railway Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Wellington Courthouse.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Meningie vacation website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rottnest Island to Meningie. Traveling from Rottnest Island to Meningie, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Meningie

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Port Milang Historic Railway Museum, Raukkan Church, The Wellington Courthouse
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Meningie Lions Jubilee Park ©
Meningie Lions Jubilee Park
The Wellington Courthouse ©
The Wellington Courthouse
Raukkan Church ©
Raukkan Church

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