15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

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Sydney
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Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Darwin
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Sydney

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Darwin

— 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Darwin route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Darwin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Darwin. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 3 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, stroll through Anbangbang Billabong, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey planner.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Mason Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocosaurus Cove.

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Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Alice Springs

— 3 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 9th (Sat), appreciate the history behind John McDouall Stuart, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and finally stroll through Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, then examine the collection at Road Transport Hallf of Fame, and then Head underground at Standley Chasm Angkerle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online route planner.

Fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alice Springs, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Kings Canyon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): cruise along Mereenie Loop Road, go for a walk through Kings Canyon, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kings Canyon trip planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker.

Getting from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Alice Springs

— 1 night

The Heart of Central Australia

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Sydney

The Harbour City

On the 17th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Sydney. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.