16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Mildura
— 1 night
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Broken Hill
— 1 night
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Port Augusta
— 1 night
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4
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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6
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
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7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Tennant Creek
— 1 night
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9
Katherine
— 1 night
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10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
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Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
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Darwin
— 1 night
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Mildura

— 1 night
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mildura online vacation planner.

Melbourne to Mildura is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Mildura sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Mildura

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Broken Hill

— 1 night
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mutawintji National Park, Mad Max Museum and Silverton Pub. On the 26th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Mutawintji National Park, then have a few drinks at Silverton Pub, and then examine the collection at Mad Max Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Broken Hill attractions planning site.

You can fly from Mildura to Broken Hill in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mildura in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Broken Hill. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Port Augusta

— 1 night
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and then take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Augusta trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Broken Hill to Port Augusta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Broken Hill to Port Augusta due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Port Augusta when traveling from Broken Hill in June, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks

Coober Pedy

— 2 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home and then stroll through Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kings Canyon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kings Creek Station.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon day trip app.

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites
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Alice Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take an exotic tour of Wayoutback Australian Safaris, and then stroll through Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs holiday planning tool.

Getting from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Tennant Creek

— 1 night
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Kelly's Ranch.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tennant Creek trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Tennant Creek: highs are around 29°C and lows about 14°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Katherine.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks · Nature

Katherine

— 1 night
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Katherine trip planning website.

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Katherine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tennant Creek in July: highs in Katherine hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 1 night
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planning tool.

Drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park

— 1 night
On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Litchfield National Park online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. In July in Litchfield National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for Darwin on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks · Nature

Darwin

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Burnett House, then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and then make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

4.2
World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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