21 days in Red Centre Itinerary

21 days in Red Centre Itinerary

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21 days in Red Centre Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Yulara
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
3
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

10
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walpa Gorge and Kuniya Walk. Step out of the city life by going to Mutitjulu Waterhole and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Step out of Yulara with an excursion to Valley of the Winds in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, admire all the interesting features of Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yulara using our trip planner.

Sydney to Yulara is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Yulara are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). You'll set off for Kings Canyon on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Watarrka National Park and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Mereenie Loop Road and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kings Creek Station.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kings Canyon travel planner .

You can drive from Yulara to Kings Canyon in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Outdoors Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Watarrka National Park, Mereenie Loop Road
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Redbank Gorge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Helen Gorge. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Serpentine Gorge and then get outside with Ochre Pits.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Kings Canyon to West MacDonnell National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glen Helen Gorge ©
Glen Helen Gorge
Serpentine Gorge ©
Serpentine Gorge

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Simpsons Gap. Explore hidden gems such as National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol and Hermannsburg Historic Precinct. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Arltunga Historical Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Red Centre, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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