28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— Few hours
Drive
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Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive
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Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Daly Waters
— 1 night
Drive
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Mataranka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly

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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

Highlights from your trip
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd
4.8
South Australian Museum ©
Natural History Museum
South Australian Museum
4.5

1
night
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 trip

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nights
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.

You can drive from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. 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

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
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 do a combination of car and flight. 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 · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Kuniya Walk ©
Must see
Kuniya Walk
4.8
Walpa Gorge ©
Must see
Walpa Gorge
4.5
Uluru ©
Must see
Uluru
4.6

3
nights
Alice Springs

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.
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. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, stroll through Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, and explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip builder site.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Mount Gillen ©
Must see
Mount Gillen
5.0

1
night
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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 trip

2
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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 · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Bitter Springs ©
Must see
Bitter Springs
4.4

3
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Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You'll explore and learn at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery and Katherine Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft 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 · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. Step out of the city life by going to Anbangbang Billabong and Nourlangie Rock. 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: identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online road trip planner.

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're off to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Maguk Gorge ©
Must see
Maguk Gorge
4.8

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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.
Visiting Florence Falls and Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Buley Rockhole and Photography Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park (in Douglas-Daly). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin route planning site.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Buley Rockhole ©
Must see
Buley Rockhole
4.7

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