60 days in South Australia, Northern Territory & Western Australia Itinerary

60 days in South Australia, Northern Territory & Western Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 6 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
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Port Augusta
— 2 nights
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Esperance
— 5 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 8 nights
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Geraldton
— 3 nights
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Exmouth
— 4 nights
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Broome
— 5 nights
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Darwin
— 6 nights
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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.
Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Adelaide is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Christchurch to Adelaide. Traveling from Christchurch in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Adelaide: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You will leave for Alice Springs on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs road trip planning site.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout and then admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Augusta driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Augusta. In November, Port Augusta is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks

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Esperance

Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay and explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Augusta to Esperance. Traveling from Port Augusta to Esperance, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Esperance sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Albany on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Albany

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Greens Pool as well as Torndirrup National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albany vacation planner.

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Esperance in November, plan for little chillier days in Albany, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Perth Zoo as well as Penguin Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison, &more). Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip planner.

Getting from Albany to Perth by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albany in November, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Geraldton

Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rainbow Jungle, Hutt Lagoon and The Loop and Z Bend Gorge. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Geraldton trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Geraldton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Geraldton sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Range National Park as well as Turquoise Bay. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef and see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Exmouth attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Geraldton to Exmouth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Geraldton in December, with highs in Exmouth at 43°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Broome

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, make a trip to Gantheaume Point, stroll around 12 Mile Bird Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reddell Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Exmouth to Broome takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Exmouth in December, expect nights in Broome to be somewhat warmer, around 31°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin. In December, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Warradjan Cultural Centre. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Ubirr.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

South Australia travel guide

4.4
Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.

Northern Territory travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.

Western Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Geologic Formations
Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.