21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Horsham
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
11
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
12
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
13
Port Pirie
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Horsham

1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Augusta itinerary website .

Horsham to Port Augusta is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 21st (Sun), you're off toCoober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Tours Outdoors
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1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. In June, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
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 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online vacation maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

1
night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, get all the information you need at Battery Hill Mining Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Tennant Creek trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, Tennant Creek is a bit warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Museums
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Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station ©
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 26th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room and then take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Katherine trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Katherine takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Tennant Creek in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Katherine, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Low Level Nature Reserve ©
Low Level Nature Reserve

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.
Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Wharf Precinct ©
Darwin Wharf Precinct

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
On the 2nd (Thu), view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and then get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Katherine day trip planner .

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kundjarra (the Pebbles) and then get a taste of life in the country at Kelly's Ranch.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek travel route planner .

Getting from Katherine to Tennant Creek by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Katherine in July, expect nights in Tennant Creek to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off toAlice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks Nature
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Kelly's Ranch ©
Kelly's Ranch

3
nights
Alice Springs

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Tennant Creek in July, things will get little chillier in Alice Springs: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Emily Gap ©
Emily Gap

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage and then see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy online journey planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Pirie.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

1
night
Port Pirie

Port Pirie
Port Pirie is the sixth most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Port Lincoln. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Port Pirie National Trust Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Pirie trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Port Pirie in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Port Pirie

Museums
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