37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Townsville
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Home Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Charters Towers
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Mission Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
7
Wauchope
— 1 night
Travel:  7​h 30​min
8
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
9
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Townsville

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Watarrka National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Kuniya Walk and Kata Tjuta. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

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

Townsville to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Townsville in September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Watarrka National Park
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

10
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alligator Falls Track and Many Peaks Walking Track. Step out of the city life by going to Bowling Green Bay National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Crystal Creek, take in nature's colorful creations at Queens Gardens Townsville, learn about all things military at Army Museum North Queensland, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville route planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Townsville takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September since evenings lows in Townsville dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Home Hill.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Alligator Creek, Copperfield Gorge, Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 5:
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Bowling Green Bay National Park ©
Bowling Green Bay National Park
Little Crystal Creek ©
Little Crystal Creek

3
nights
Home Hill

Home Hill ©
Home Hill is a town and locality in the Burdekin Shire, Queensland, Australia at the delta of the Burdekin River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ayr Nature Display and Zaro Cultural Gallery. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mount Inkerman Scenic Lookout and examine the collection at Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Home Hill trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Townsville to Home Hill by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Home Hill, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toCharters Towers.

Things to do in Home Hill

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mount Inkerman Scenic Lookout, Ayr Nature Display
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Ayr Nature Display ©
Ayr Nature Display
Mount Inkerman Scenic Lookout ©
Mount Inkerman Scenic Lookout

2
nights
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Assay Room and Mining Museum, get engrossed in the history at Zara Clark Museum, don't miss a visit to Buckland's Hill, then explore and take pictures at Leahton Park, and finally get great views at Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Stock Exchange Arcade.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charters Towers holiday planning app .

You can drive from Home Hill to Charters Towers in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ingham.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites Museums
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Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre ©
Stock Exchange Arcade ©
Stock Exchange Arcade
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park

4
nights
Ingham

Ingham ©
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Paluma Range National Park and Attie Creek Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Broadwater National Park and Absolute North Charters. When in Ingham, make a side trip to see Lucinda Jetty in Lucinda, approximately 32 minutes away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Mercer Lane Mosaic and take in the exciting artwork at TYTO Regional Art Gallery.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ingham trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Charters Towers to Ingham takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ingham are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Ingham

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucinda, Paluma Range National Park, Attie Creek Falls
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
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Paluma Range National Park ©
Paluma Range National Park
Absolute North Charters ©
Absolute North Charters
Attie Creek Falls ©
Attie Creek Falls

4
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Visiting Etty Bay and Murray Falls will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mamu Tropical Skywalk and Artistree Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Platypus Viewing Platform (in Yungaburra), Ellinjaa Falls (in Millaa Millaa) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian Sugar Industry Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mission Beach trip maker website .

You can drive from Ingham to Mission Beach in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Innisfail, Ellinjaa Falls, Murray Falls, Spy & Camera Museum
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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Ellinjaa Falls ©
Ellinjaa Falls
Mamu Tropical Skywalk ©
Mamu Tropical Skywalk
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum

1
night
Wauchope

Wauchope ©
Wauchope is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Arlpwe Art & Culture Centre and then explore the striking landscape at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Wauchope day trip site .

Getting from Mission Beach to Wauchope by car takes about 21.5 hours. Other options: fly. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Wauchope

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Arlpwe Art & Culture Centre
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
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3
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ormiston Gorge as well as West MacDonnell National Park. On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Ormiston Gorge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Helen Gorge, and then get outside with Ochre Pits. On your second day here, explore the activities along Redbank Gorge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West MacDonnell National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the West MacDonnell National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Wauchope to West MacDonnell National Park with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ochre Pits ©
Ochre Pits

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.
You've now added Mount Gillen to your itinerary. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and then head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs vacation planning tool .

Explore your travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs with the Route module. In October in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Ellery Creek Big Hole ©
Ellery Creek Big Hole

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