36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Woomera
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Timber Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Kununurra
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Purnululu National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Halls Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Fitzroy Crossing
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Broome
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
13
Port Hedland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Karratha
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
15
Exmouth
— 6 nights
End: Exmouth

1
night
Woomera

Woomera
Woomera, officially Woomera Village, is a town located in the Far North region of South Australia in Australia, approximately north of Adelaide. For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Woomera day trip planner

Adelaide to Woomera is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in Woomera are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Coober Pedy on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Woomera

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy online tour itinerary planner

Drive from Woomera to Coober Pedy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

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.
To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip planner

Drive from Coober Pedy to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Coober Pedy in May, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Tennant Creek on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

1
night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tennant Creek road trip planning site

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek takes 6 hours. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Tennant Creek: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off toMataranka.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park as well as Bitter Springs.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Mataranka trip planner

Drive from Tennant Creek to Mataranka in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Edith Falls.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine travel route builder website

Getting from Mataranka to Katherine by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Katherine sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Timber Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

1
night
Timber Creek

Timber Creek
Timber Creek is an isolated small town on the banks of the Victoria River in the Northern Territory of Australia. For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Timber Creek trip planning app

You can drive from Katherine to Timber Creek in 4 hours. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Timber Creek

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

5
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Questro Wilderness Park, Kimberley Air Tours, Kununurra Visitor Centre, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mirima National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Molly Springs, and take some stellar pictures from Kelly's Knob Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kununurra journey planner

Traveling by car from Timber Creek to Kununurra takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Kununurra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Molly Springs ©
Molly Springs
Kimberley Air Tours ©
Kimberley Air Tours
Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park

4
nights
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bungle Bungle Range.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Purnululu National Park itinerary planner

Traveling by car from Kununurra to Purnululu National Park takes 6 hours. On the 8th (Fri), you're off toHalls Creek.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

1
night
Halls Creek

Halls Creek
Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to China Wall.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Halls Creek day trip planning tool

Getting from Purnululu National Park to Halls Creek by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fitzroy Crossing.

Things to do in Halls Creek

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

2
nights
Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing
Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. Mimbi Caves has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Mimbi Caves.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fitzroy Crossing trip itinerary tool

You can drive from Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing in 3 hours. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Broome.

Things to do in Fitzroy Crossing

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roebuck Bay as well as Broome Visitor Centre. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, look for gifts at Boulevard Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, and don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Broome itinerary planner

Drive from Fitzroy Crossing to Broome in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Broome Visitor Centre ©
Broome Visitor Centre

2
nights
Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pretty Pool as well as Port Hedland Visitor Centre. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Port Hedland Visitor Centre and then don't miss a visit to Town Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Koombana Lookout Port Hedland, then stroll through Pretty Pool, then don't miss a visit to Cooke Point Viewing Platform, and finally stroll through Cemetery Beach Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Hedland trip maker tool

Explore your travel options from Broome to Port Hedland with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Port Hedland can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cemetery Beach Park ©
Cemetery Beach Park
Port Hedland Visitor Centre ©
Port Hedland Visitor Centre
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland ©
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland

2
nights
Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dampier Port as well as Karratha Visitor Centre. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see a world frozen in time at Cossack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Karratha Visitor Centre, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Yaburara Heritage Trail, then examine the collection at North West Shelf Visitor Centre, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Dampier Port.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Karratha trip builder tool

Traveling by car from Port Hedland to Karratha takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Karratha

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dampier, Cossack
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail
Cossack ©
Cossack
North West Shelf Visitor Centre ©
North West Shelf Visitor Centre

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nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. You've added Osprey Bay, Mauritius Beach, Milyering Visitor Centre, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Mildura Wreck.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth day trip website

Traveling by car from Karratha to Exmouth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Range National Park
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours Exmouth ©
Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours Exmouth
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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