36 days in Western Australia, Northern Territory & Southern Queensland Itinerary

36 days in Western Australia, Northern Territory & Southern Queensland Itinerary

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36 days in Western Australia, Northern Territory & Southern Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Stanthorpe
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Toowoomba
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
8
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: London

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.
Relax by the water at Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Roebuck Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome, view the masterpieces at Broome Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome trip itinerary app .

London, UK to Broome is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from London to Broome, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Broome, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

4
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.
Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in July, Darwin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, and take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in July, plan for little chillier nights in Katherine, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

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

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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, and explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

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

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katherine in July, things will get slightly colder in Alice Springs: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stanthorpe.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
day
Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe ©
Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Girraween National Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stanthorpe route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Stanthorpe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Stanthorpe

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Girraween National Park
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Girraween National Park ©
Girraween National Park

3
nights
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at The Palms National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Table Top Mountain, stroll through Laurel Bank Park, and examine the collection at Cobb+Co Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toowoomba trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Stanthorpe to Toowoomba takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Toowoomba are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Nature Museums
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Japanese Garden ©
Japanese Garden
Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Yallingup (Injidup Beach & Smiths Beach) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). Spend the 4th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, learn about winemaking at Brookland Valley Vineyard, and get a taste of the local shopping with Margaret River Chocolate Company.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Toowoomba to Margaret River in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toowoomba to Margaret River is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Wilyabrup, Busselton Jetty, Margaret River Chocolate Company
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Fig Tree Estate, & more) and Lancaster Wines (in West Swan). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Perth journey planner .

Drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Millendon, Fremantle, City Beach, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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