25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  34​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
3
Broome
— 2 nights
4
Darwin
— 2 nights
5
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Washington DC

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta and Red Desert Reptiles. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

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

Washington DC, USA to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Washington DC to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 69°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Finke Gorge National Park.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Alice Springs route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. Escape the urban bustle at Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reddell Beach, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Broome takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Broome. In July, Broome is somewhat warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and get a new perspective on things with Spirit of Darwin.

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Fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1 hour. Traveling from Broome in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, then get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and finally get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Katherine using our trip planner.

Getting from Darwin to Katherine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katherine when traveling from Darwin in July, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Henley Beach, then make a trip to Adelaide Oval, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide planning site .

You can fly from Katherine to Adelaide in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Katherine in August, plan for much colder days in Adelaide, with highs around 60°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gorge Wildlife Park, Henley Beach, Glenelg Beach, Aldinga Beach
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Cathedral Fig Tree and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary site .

Fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 80°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Adventure Parks

Side Trips

Cathedral Fig Tree, Babinda Boulders
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cathedral Fig Tree ©
Cathedral Fig Tree
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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nights
Sydney

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Manly Beach and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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