45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gunnedah
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 29 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
3
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h 15​min
5
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
6
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h
7
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Gunnedah

29
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kuniya Walk and Valley of the Winds. Step out of the city life by going to Walpa Gorge and Uluru Hiking Path. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, and don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planning site .

Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 30:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

1
night
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Watarrka National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kings Canyon trip maker tool .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Watarrka National Park
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 2nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Katherine trip planner .

Getting from Kings Canyon to Katherine by car takes about 19 hours. In October, daytime highs in Katherine are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Injalak Arts & Crafts Association and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, then make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To plan Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
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Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Section Glass Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, then hike along Rotary Lookout, and finally make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Monjingup Conservation and Recreation Area, examine the collection at Esperance Museum, then look for gifts at Mermaid Leather, and finally get great views at Observatory Point and Lookout.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Esperance takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Esperance is minus 1 hour. In October in Esperance, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
Rotary Lookout ©
Rotary Lookout
Mermaid Leather ©
Mermaid Leather

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Water wheel. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Margaret River Venison Farm, then kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, and then stroll through Surfers Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Margaret River takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Surfers Point, Injidup Beach, Water wheel
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, stop by Opalios, then stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Dog Fence, then explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Coober Pedy trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Coober Pedy takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

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