26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Tennant Creek
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Mataranka
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
8
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Hamburg

4
nights
Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel planning tool .

Hamburg, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Sydney is 9 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Visiting Pulpit Rock Lookout and Jenolan Caves will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Blackheath side-trips: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, stop by The Nook, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Wind Eroded Cave.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath planning site .

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Blackheath dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, The Nook, Jenolan Caves
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and then get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs holiday site .

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Alice Springs with the Route module. When traveling from Blackheath in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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.
On the 12th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then shop like a local with Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station

1
day
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, then pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk, and then explore the activities along Lake Mary Ann.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Tennant Creek in 11.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tennant Creek are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre ©

1
day
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mataranka trip planner .

Drive from Tennant Creek to Mataranka in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience, take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then hike along Katherine Gorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Katherine journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Katherine takes 1.5 hours. September in Katherine sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the sheer force of Tolmer Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Buley Rockhole.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Katherine in September, plan for slightly colder days in Litchfield National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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Helicopter Tours
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Tolmer Falls ©
Tolmer Falls

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Jabiru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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.
On the 24th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Jabiru to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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