56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Daly Waters
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Broome
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
13
Port Hedland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Karijini National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
15
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
17
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
18
Cervantes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
19
Perth
— 23 nights
End: Perth

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You've added Chinese Garden of Friendship, Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel route builder tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Boat Tours ©
Sydney Harbour Boat Tours
Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship

1
night
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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Alice Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alice Springs, with lows of 5°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On your second day here, hike along Watarrka National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kings Canyon trip planner .

You can drive from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Trails Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Watarrka National Park
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park

2
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.
You've added Mutitjulu Waterhole, Walpa Gorge, Valley of the Winds, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Uluru and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glen Helen Gorge. Visiting Alice Springs Desert Park and Ochre Pits will get you outdoors. See some other sides of Alice Springs: explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Glen Helen Gorge
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Emily Gap ©
Emily Gap
Ochre Pits ©
Ochre Pits

1
night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kundjarra (the Pebbles) as well as Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve. On the 6th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tennant Creek tour planning tool .

Drive from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, expect Tennant Creek to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 14°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve
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1
night
Daly Waters

Daly Waters ©
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. You've now added Daly Waters Pub to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): have a few drinks at Daly Waters Pub.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Daly Waters trip builder site .

Drive from Tennant Creek to Daly Waters in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Nightlife
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Daly Waters Pub ©
Daly Waters Pub

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Katherine Hot Springs, Jatbula Trail, Edith Falls, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jatbula Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Katherine trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Daly Waters to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. July in Katherine sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Trails
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Jatbula Trail ©
Jatbula Trail
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jim Jim Falls as well as Yellow Water Cruises. Get outdoors at Maguk Gorge and Nourlangie Rock. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ubirr and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water Cruises ©
Yellow Water Cruises
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 11th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Termite Mounds. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, and then explore the striking landscape of Buley Rockhole.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. July in Litchfield National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

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.
On the 13th (Sat), kick back and relax at Mindil Beach and then take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Wharf Precinct ©
Darwin Wharf Precinct

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, Broome Bird Observatory and Staircase To The Moon. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cable Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and then head outdoors with Staircase To The Moon. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, and then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Broome trip planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Darwin in July, plan for little chillier nights in Broome, with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Port Hedland on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
night
Port Hedland

Port Hedland
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Hedland trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Broome to Port Hedland. In July, daytime highs in Port Hedland are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Wildlife
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3
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Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool), Dales Gorge, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get all the information you need at Karijini Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dales Gorge, take in breathtaking views at Hancock Gorge, then explore the stunning scenery at Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool), and finally get great views at Oxer Lookout.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Karijini National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Port Hedland to Karijini National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Port Hedland in July, expect Karijini National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 11°C. You will leave for Exmouth on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Tom Price
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hamersley Gorge ©
Hamersley Gorge
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool) ©
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)
Hancock Gorge ©
Hancock Gorge

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Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip website .

Drive from Karijini National Park to Exmouth in 7.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coral Bay trip builder site .

Getting from Exmouth to Coral Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Beaches Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Murchison River, Nature’s Window, Hutt Lagoon, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get great views at Red Bluff.

Make your Kalbarri itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Kalbarri takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cervantes.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Ross Graham Lookout ©
Ross Graham Lookout
Murchison River ©
Murchison River

1
night
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lobster Shack, The Pinnacles Desert and Lake Thetis. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hangover Bay, then get great views at Thirsty Point Lookout, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Pinnacles Desert, and finally learn the secrets of production at Lobster Shack.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cervantes journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Cervantes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Perth.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Lake Thetis ©
Lake Thetis
Thirsty Point Lookout ©
Thirsty Point Lookout

23
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Perth

Perth
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Cervantes to Perth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
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