52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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52 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Drive + Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Adelaide
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mindil Beach and Litchfield National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve in Humpty Doo, about 1 hour away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, don't miss a visit to Fannie Bay Gaol, steep yourself in history at Star Village, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Alexander.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Darwin tour planner .

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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.
Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Simpsons Gap will get you outdoors. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, get great views at Anzac Hill, and take in the exciting artwork at Talapi.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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

3
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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

13
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Central and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), Mount Martha Beach (in Mt Martha) and Chelsea Beach (in Chelsea). Dedicate the 12th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Mount Martha Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Portsea Back Beach, Sovereign Hill
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

11
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site. Do your shopping at Salamanca Market and The Drill Hall Emporium. Venture out of the city with trips to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 30th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Southwest National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mona, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

Plan trip to Hobart with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Port Arthur, Richmond, Bellerive Beach, St John the Baptist Chuch
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

9
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at The Cedars and Adelaide Oval. Head to Adelaide Central Market and North Terracefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to McLaren Vale (Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards, Primo Estate, & more), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove). Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn about winemaking at Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door, and tee off at Kooyonga Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary site .

Getting from Hobart to Adelaide by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Adelaide: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Hahndorf, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Aldinga Beach, Michael Perry Botanic Reserve
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

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