31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dresden
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  27​h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
3
Peterborough
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
5
Kings Canyon
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Dresden

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. Get outdoors at Aldinga Beach and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, get engrossed in the history at Adelaide Gaol, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide tour itinerary planner.

Dresden, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dresden to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dresden in October: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

West Torrens, Henley Beach, Glenelg Beach, Aldinga Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stokes Beach and Kelly Hill Caves. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Peterborough.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough is a town in the mid north of South Australia, in wheat country, just off the Barrier Highway. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Peterborough Motorcycle & Antique Museum, examine the collection at Peterborough Printing Works, then make a trip to Bob the Railway Dog, and finally examine the collection at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Peterborough vacation maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kangaroo Island to Peterborough. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Peterborough

Museums Tours
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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
Peterborough Printing Works ©
Peterborough Printing Works

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 6th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy planning website .

Explore your travel options from Peterborough to Coober Pedy with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

1
day
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kings Canyon day trip app .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Kings Canyon takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Tours
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Helicopter Tours

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planning app .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. In November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Road Transport Hall of Fame and Araluen Cultural Precinct. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Hermannsburg Historic Precinct. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Ormiston Gorge, admire the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, look for gifts at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs visit planner.

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 November in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, explore the activities along Buley Rockhole, and then don't miss a visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, then snap pictures at Adelaide River Railway Bridg, then stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Robin Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Litchfield National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to Litchfield National Park. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Litchfield National Park when traveling from Alice Springs in November, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Get in touch with nature at Anbangbang Billabong and Nourlangie Rock. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Territory Wildlife Park and East Point Reserve. You'll explore and learn at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Nomad Art Gallery. Spend the 24th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve

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