9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Drouin
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Burra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Katherine
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Yulara
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Drouin

Drouin
Drouin is a town in the West Gippsland region, east of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): hike along The Linear Park Arts Discovery Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Drouin trip planner .

Melbourne to Drouin is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Drouin are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Burra.

Things to do in Drouin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Linear Park Arts Discovery Trail
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1
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Burra

Burra ©
Burra is a pastoral centre and historic tourist town in the mid-north of South Australia. On the 13th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia, then browse the exhibits of Burra Regional Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Burra Railway Station, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Burra Copper Mine.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Burra trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Drouin to Burra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Burra

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Burra Railway Station ©
Burra Railway Station
Burra Regional Art Gallery ©
Burra Regional Art Gallery

1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Homestead Gardens, don't miss a visit to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, then get great views at Water Tower Lookout, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Augusta day trip planner.

You can drive from Burra to Port Augusta in 2.5 hours. In July in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Shopping Museums
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night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Breakaways Conservation Park, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine & Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get great views at Anzac Hill, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs planner .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Coober Pedy in July, Alice Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 18th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, then take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Katherine road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in July: high temperatures in Katherine hover around 36°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

1
night
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
On the 19th (Fri), head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yulara trip builder site .

Fly from Katherine to Yulara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, Yulara is a bit cooler than Katherine - with highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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