59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  30​h
1
Darwin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Batchelor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Katherine
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kings Canyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
8
Andamooka
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
9
The Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
10
Bondi
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
11
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  27​h
End: Belfast

7
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Territory Wildlife Park and East Point Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Berry Springs Nature Park. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve in Humpty Doo, about 1 hour away. Spend the 7th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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

Belfast, UK to Darwin is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Darwin is 9 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in February, with highs in Darwin at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 11:
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole, don't miss a visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds, then relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Batchelor trip planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Batchelor in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr. You'll explore and learn at Injalak Arts and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Batchelor to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

5
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery and Katherine Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Nitmiluk National Park and Bitter Springs. Step out of Katherine with an excursion to Botanic Walk in Mataranka--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, stroll through Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Katherine day trip app .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mataranka
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Alice Springs Reptile Centre and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Let the collections at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Yubu Napa Art Gallery capture your imagination. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and examine the collection at Adelaide House Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Katherine in February since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Winds and Uluru. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kings Canyon Walk and Watarrka National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kings Canyon online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Andamooka.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station

1
night
Andamooka

Andamooka ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Duke Bottlehouse Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Andamooka Yacht Club.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Andamooka trip planner .

Drive from Kings Canyon to Andamooka in 13.5 hours. March in Andamooka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to The Rock.

Things to do in Andamooka

Museums Shopping
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Andamooka Yacht Club ©
Andamooka Yacht Club
Duke Bottlehouse Museum ©
Duke Bottlehouse Museum

1
night
The Rock

The Rock ©
The Rock is a town with a population of 860, in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, Australia, in Lockhart Shire. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Rock Nature Reserve, then examine the collection at Greens Gunyah Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery. On your second day here, make a trip to Galore Hill, head outdoors with Pastoral Shadows of Brookong, and then make a trip to Lockhart Farm Art Sculpture Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our The Rock trip maker .

Traveling by car from Andamooka to The Rock takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Andamooka in March: high temperatures in The Rock hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Bondi.

Things to do in The Rock

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lockhart
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:
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Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery ©
Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery
The Rock Nature Reserve ©
The Rock Nature Reserve
Greens Gunyah Museum ©
Greens Gunyah Museum

5
nights
Bondi

Bondi ©
We've included these beaches for you: Bronte Beach and Tamarama Beach. Macquarie Lighthouse and Waverley Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bondi: Wollongong (Port Kembla Beach & Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond) and Kiama (Kiama Harbour & Kiama Municipal Council). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Malabar Headland National Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bondi journey planner.

You can drive from The Rock to Bondi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from The Rock in March since evenings lows in Bondi dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kiama, Wollongong, Sydney, Bronte Beach, Museum of Human Disease
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 18:
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Kiama Harbour ©
Kiama Harbour

12
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shelly Beach and Terrigal Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nan Tien Temple and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, & more), Avoca Beach (in Terrigal) and Werri Beach (in Gerringong). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Palm Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catherine Hill Bay Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Jet Buzz Watersports, and don't miss a visit to Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app .

Sydney is just a stone's throw from Bondi. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Katoomba, Manly, Terrigal, Megalong Creek Estate
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 30:
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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