53 days in Australia Itinerary

53 days in Australia Itinerary

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53 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wangaratta
Drive:  25​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  21​h
2
Kununurra
— 5 nights
Drive:  14​h
3
Broome
— 6 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
4
Nullarbor
— Few hours
Drive:  19​h 30​min
5
Kakadu National Park
— 6 nights
drive:  4​h
6
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  48​h
7
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  19​h 30​min
8
Ningaloo
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
9
Margaret River
— 3 nights
drive:  12​h 30​min
10
Kangaroo Island
— 8 nights
drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Wangaratta

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.
Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker .

Wangaratta to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Wangaratta in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

5
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirima National Park and Drysdale River National Park. Visiting Keep River National Park and Mitchell River National Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Molly Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, and get a taste of the local shopping with Artopia Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kununurra road trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kununurra in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kununurra is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, with highs in Kununurra at 36°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Keep River National Park
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Keep River National Park ©
Keep River National Park
Molly Springs ©
Molly Springs

6
nights
Broome

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.
Kids will enjoy Broome Town Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Broome Historical Museum and Roebuck Bay. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Broome Gallery, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, and explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Kununurra to Broome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Nullarbor.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

few
hours
Nullarbor

Nullarbor
To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nullarbor sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Broome to Nullarbor takes 38.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Broome to Nullarbor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Kakadu National Park on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Nullarbor

Nature Wildlife Parks
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6
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Explore hidden gems such as Gunlom Waterfall Creek and Kakadu National park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nullarbor to Kakadu National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Darwin.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip builder tool .

You can take a bus from Kakadu National Park to Darwin in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Safaris

5
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Esperance Stonehenge and Section Glass Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twilight Beach and Frenchman's Peak. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Rotary Lookout, kick back and relax at Hellfire Bay, stroll through Blue Haven Beach, and meet the residents at Esperance Bird and Animal Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Esperance vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Esperance takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Darwin to Esperance, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in August, things will get colder in Esperance: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Frenchman's Peak ©
Frenchman's Peak

5
nights
Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
Attractions like Shark Diving and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Yardie Creek and Ningaloo Marine Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ningaloo: Exmouth (Potshot Memorial, Turquoise Bay, & more). There's still lots to do: cruise along Cape Range National Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ningaloo holiday maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Esperance to Ningaloo. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Esperance in August, with highs in Ningaloo at 32°C and lows at 13°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Exmouth, Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Marine Park
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Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park
Shark Diving
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Surfers Point and Injidup Beach. Get some cultural insight at Brookwood Estate and Providore. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Carpe Diem Vineyards in Wilyabrup--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Redgate Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Ningaloo to Margaret River with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Cowaramup, Redgate Wines, Brown Hill Estate, Injidup Beach
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate

8
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Raptor Domain and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Get outdoors at Admirals Arch and Stokes Beach. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Duck Lagoon, stroll through Browns Beach, and kick back and relax at Island Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island journey website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 12.5 hours. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

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