32 days in Western Australia & Northern Territory Itinerary

32 days in Western Australia & Northern Territory Itinerary

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32 days in Western Australia & Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h
9
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Get in touch with nature at Caversham Wildlife Park and Swan River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill) and Western Australian Maritime Museum (in Fremantle). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, you will find days in Perth are much warmer (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Illusionary Art
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, buy something for everyone on your list at Ross Street Mall Shopping Centre Exmouth, enjoy the sand and surf at Osprey Bay, and enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Exmouth day trip tool .

Fly from Perth to Exmouth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Perth in April, things will get a bit warmer in Exmouth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Get in touch with nature at Greens Pool and Little Beach. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Anvil Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, contemplate the long history of Princess Royal Fortress, tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Albany trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Albany takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in April, you will find days in Albany are much colder (25°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

4
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Let the collections at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Featured Wood Gallery & Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Meelup Beach and Lake Cave. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). The adventure continues: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and indulge your taste buds at Margaret River Chocolate Company.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary website .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Augusta, Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, Meelup Beach, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Mukau Giftware & Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kuniya Walk. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for Alice Springs on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Desert Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, stop by Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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 outdoors at Mindil Beach and Crocosaurus Cove. Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Darwin online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jabiru.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Museums
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru trip planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Broome Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and finally stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Broome vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Broome in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru to Broome due to the time zone difference. May in Broome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

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