22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Albury
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
6
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Kids will appreciate attractions like Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Howitt Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sew Bright Alpine Quilting (in Bright), James & Co. Wines (in Rutherglen) and Pfeiffer Wines (in Wahgunyah). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murray River Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden, and examine the collection at Bonegilla Migrant Experience.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albury trip itinerary builder .

Sydney to Albury is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Albury to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bright, Rutherglen, Bonegilla Migrant Experience, Pfeiffer Wines, Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm
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Howitt Park ©
Howitt Park
Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm ©
Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines

4
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and get great views at Uluru.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Albury to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Albury in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, get a new perspective on nature at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT, and see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs vacation builder website .

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 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car 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

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.
Kids will enjoy Mindil Beach and Darwin Waterfront. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

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You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at Old Timers Mine & Museum, see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, and then take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, don't miss a visit to Dog Fence, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Darwin to Coober Pedy by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, Coober Pedy is much colder than Darwin - with highs of 23°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Nature Parks
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Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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