23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
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Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  11​h 30​min
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Seppeltsfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
4
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Tennant Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Daly Waters
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

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Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will leave for Seppeltsfield on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield
To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seppeltsfield itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Seppeltsfield. In August in Seppeltsfield, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you're off toPort Augusta.

Things to do in Seppeltsfield

Tours Wineries Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Homestead Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, then take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, and finally brush up on your military savvy at RSL Military Museum.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Seppeltsfield to Port Augusta takes 3.5 hours. In August in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Museums Parks Shopping
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Homestead Gardens ©
Homestead Gardens
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. In August, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

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

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon
To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kings Canyon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Kings Canyon takes 8.5 hours. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Tours
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Field of Light. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Finke Gorge National Park and Simpsons Gap. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek trip planning tool .

You can drive from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, expect Tennant Creek to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre

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Daly Waters

Daly Waters ©
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Daly Waters online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Daly Waters takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Historic Sites
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Daly Waters Aviation Complex ©
Daly Waters Aviation Complex

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Edith Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Katherine vacation builder .

Drive from Daly Waters to Katherine in 3.5 hours. In August in Katherine, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Trails
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Ubirr, then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planning app .

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, then snap pictures at Adelaide River Railway Bridg, and finally stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Buley Rockhole, then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tolmer Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park holiday builder app .

Explore your travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Litchfield National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adelaide River
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

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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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park will get you outdoors. Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, steep yourself in history at Star Village, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin online route builder .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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