20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary builder

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Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Augusta
— 1 night
Fly
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Daly Waters
— 1 night
Drive
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Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive
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Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Darwin

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Adelaide

— 1 night
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Find out how to plan Adelaide trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Adelaide. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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.
To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Augusta online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Port Augusta can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You'll set off for Coober Pedy on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Port Augusta

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Coober Pedy

— 2 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy with the Route module. August in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · 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.
To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Coober Pedy in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. You'll set off for Kings Canyon on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Kings Canyon

— 1 night
For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kings Canyon holiday planner.

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 3 hours. You'll set off for Alice Springs on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites · Tours

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.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip planner.

Drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Tennant Creek

— 1 night
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tennant Creek trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek. In August, Tennant Creek is somewhat warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Daly Waters

— 1 night
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. For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Daly Waters day trip website.

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Daly Waters in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Mataranka on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Daly Waters

Nightlife · Historic Sites

Mataranka

— 1 night
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Elsey National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mataranka road trip planning site.

Getting from Daly Waters to Mataranka by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Katherine itinerary planning website.

Drive from Mataranka to Katherine in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Litchfield National Park

— 3 nights
For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Litchfield National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Litchfield National Park when traveling from Katherine in August, with lows around 22°C. You will leave for Darwin on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Darwin

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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Darwin holiday website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.