53 days in Australia Itinerary

53 days in Australia Itinerary

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53 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Mount Surprise
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Normanton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Burketown
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Borroloola
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 30​min
8
Alice Springs
— 42 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cairns

1
night
Mount Surprise

Mount Surprise
Mount Surprise is a town and locality in the Shire of Etheridge, Queensland, Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Mount Surprise Gems - The Gem Den.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mount Surprise trip itinerary maker site .

Cairns to Mount Surprise is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Normanton.

Things to do in Mount Surprise

Outdoors
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1
night
Normanton

Normanton ©
Normanton is a small cattle town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Krys the Crocodile, identify plant and animal life at Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bynoe Arts Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Normanton trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Mount Surprise to Normanton takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Burketown.

Things to do in Normanton

Shopping Wildlife Museums
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1
night
Burketown

Burketown
Burketown is an isolated town and locality in the far north-western Shire of Burke, Queensland, Australia. To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Burketown trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Normanton to Burketown in 8.5 hours. You'll set off for Borroloola on the 5th (Wed).
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1
night
Borroloola

Borroloola ©
Borroloola is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Caranbirini Conservation Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Borroloola trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Burketown to Borroloola in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Borroloola

Wildlife Parks
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Caranbirini Conservation Reserve ©
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Elsey National Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Mataranka Falls, and then stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve.

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

Drive from Borroloola to Mataranka in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Katherine Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, examine the collection at Katherine Museum, and then trek along Jatbula Trail.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Katherine itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mataranka to Katherine in 1.5 hours. June in Katherine sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum

1
night
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.
To find reviews and more tourist information, read Darwin online trip maker .

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for Alice Springs on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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42
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ormiston Gorge. Road Transport Hall of Fame and Yubu Napa Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Alice Springs: Hermannsburg Historic Precinct (in Hermannsburg) and Cannonball Run Monument (in Stuarts Well). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, and explore the striking landscape of Finke Gorge National Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in June, things will get much colder in Alice Springs: highs are around 23°C and lows about 5°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Centre, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, Cannonball Run Monument
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Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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