8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
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Darwin
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  25​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kings Canyon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 30​min
6
Coober Pedy
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
7
Woomera
— Few hours
Drive:  17​h
8
Melbourne
— Few hours
End: Melbourne

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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 23rd (Fri), make a splash at Big Buoy Water Park and then brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin online vacation builder .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Darwin International Airport. August in Darwin sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Theme Parks
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Big Buoy Water Park ©
Big Buoy Water Park

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Katherine trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katherine, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park ©
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park

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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.
Plan my Alice Springs trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Katherine in August, with highs in Alice Springs at 74°F and lows at 41°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Old Ghan Museum ©
Old Ghan Museum

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kings Canyon vacation maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Trails Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Watarrka National Park
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Skydive Uluru
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Skydive Uluru ©
Skydive Uluru

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip planner .

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Coober Pedy to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Woomera.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums
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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Dog Fence ©
Dog Fence

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Woomera

Woomera ©
Woomera, officially Woomera Village, is a town located in the Far North region of South Australia in Australia, approximately north of Adelaide. For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Woomera tour itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coober Pedy to Woomera. In August, daytime highs in Woomera are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.
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Woomera Missile Park ©
Woomera Missile Park

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Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Woomera to Melbourne with the Route module. Traveling from Woomera in August, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (57°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). On the 30th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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