28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— Few hours
2
Port Augusta
— 1 night
3
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
6
Daly Waters
— 1 night
7
Mataranka
— 2 nights
8
Katherine
— 3 nights
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
10
Darwin
— 7 nights

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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.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, get lost in a book at State Library of South Australia, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and finally stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Adelaide. In August, daytime highs in Adelaide are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
State Library of South Australia ©
State Library of South Australia
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd ©
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Homestead Gardens and then explore the galleries of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Augusta online route maker.

Drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta in 3.5 hours. August in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli ©

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for gifts at Opalios, tee off at Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and finally explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
On the 6th (Fri), trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Field of Light, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Coober Pedy in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs and Adelaide House Museum. Araluen Cultural Precinct and The Residency are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and browse the exhibits of Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip planning website.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery

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. On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Daly Waters tour planner.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Daly Waters in 9.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Mataranka.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Daly Waters Aviation Complex ©
Daly Waters Aviation Complex

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nights
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. On the 13th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs and then identify plant and animal life at Elsey National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mataranka trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Daly Waters to Mataranka in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs ©
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You'll explore and learn at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery and MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katherine Museum and Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katherine Hot Springs, admire the natural beauty at Jurassic Cycad Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jatbula Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Katherine day trip tool.

Getting from Mataranka to Katherine by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery ©
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. Step out of the city life by going to Cahills Crossing and Mamukala Billabong. Go for a jaunt from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gunbalanya to see Injalak Arts about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site and trek along Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
Highlights from your plan
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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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.
Visiting Florence Falls and Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Point Reserve and Buley Rockhole. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park (in Douglas-Daly) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Darwin Military Museum ©
Darwin Military Museum
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

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