41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  17​h
1
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  18​h 45​min
3
Darwin
— 7 nights
Drive:  21​h 15​min
4
Broome
— 6 nights
Drive:  26​h
5
Perth
— 8 nights
Drive:  38​h
6
Melbourne
— 9 nights
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, historic sites, nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, explore the striking landscape of Breakaways Conservation Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Coober Pedy is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coober Pedy, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

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

Getting from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. When traveling from Coober Pedy in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

7
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.
When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 9th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Fri) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: stroll through Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

6
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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 21st (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get outside with Staircase To The Moon, and take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome day trip planning app .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Broome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in September, Broome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

8
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 find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Markets, & more), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 26th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Perth trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Perth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in September, you will find days in Perth are colder (24°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). Dedicate the 6th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: make a trip to Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne tour planner.

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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