60 days in Adelaide, Perth & Northern Territory Itinerary

60 days in Adelaide, Perth & Northern Territory Itinerary

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60 days in Adelaide, Perth & Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Adelaide
— 9 nights
2
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Pine Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Katherine
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Wauchope
— 1 day
Travel:  7​h 30​min
10
West MacDonnell National Park
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 30​min
11
Alice Springs
— 9 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

9
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visit Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Carrick Hill for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sevenhill Cellars and National Motor Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: St Joseph's Catholic Church (in Port Willunga), Clare (Richardson Park Playspace & Riesling Trail) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park, trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide route planner.

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for little chillier days in Adelaide, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Clare, Tanunda, Henley Beach, Port Adelaide, National Motor Museum
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

9
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Fremantle Round House and Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham), Fremantle (South Beach Recreation Reserve, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, & more) and Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo). On the 14th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at City Beach, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Perth attractions tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in July, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Trigg, Rockingham Beach, Binningup Beach, City Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery, then hike along Walker Creek, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, admire the sheer force of Buley Rockhole, and then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Litchfield National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth to Litchfield National Park. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. In July, Litchfield National Park is much hotter than Perth - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

8
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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor), Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Darwin holiday tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Fishing Charters & Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. Get some historical perspective at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

1
night
Pine Creek

Pine Creek
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Pine Creek Museum and Library, look for all kinds of wild species at Copperfield Dam Park Area, and then get outside with Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T..

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Pine Creek trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Pine Creek takes 3 hours. August in Pine Creek sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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5
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Helicopter Tours and Katherine Hot Springs. Bukbukluk Lookout and Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, stroll through Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, browse the exhibits of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, and look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine travel route planner .

You can drive from Pine Creek to Katherine in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukbukluk Lookout
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Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Elsey National Park, then identify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mataranka route planner .

You can drive from Katherine to Mataranka in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wauchope.

Things to do in Mataranka

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

1
day
Wauchope

Wauchope ©
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wauchope trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Mataranka to Wauchope in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Wauchope

Wildlife Nature Parks
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1
night
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Glen Helen Gorge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Redbank Gorge, and then take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Ormiston Gorge.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our West MacDonnell National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wauchope to West MacDonnell National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Redbank Gorge ©
Redbank Gorge

9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Road Transport Hall of Fame. Visiting Owen Springs Reserve and Ochre Pits will get you outdoors. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ormiston Gorge, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, and admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs holiday maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs. In August, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Owen Springs Reserve ©
Owen Springs Reserve
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, make a trip to Field of Light, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

Plan my Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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