53 days in Australia Itinerary

53 days in Australia Itinerary

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53 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Coober Pedy
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Katherine
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Robe
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Lilydale
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, nature, historic sites, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy journey planning app .

Sydney to Coober Pedy is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park

6
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Chambers Pillar, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs travel route app .

Getting from Coober Pedy to Alice Springs by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Coober Pedy in June, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

5
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Change things up with a short trip to Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) (about 1h 55 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, and get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Katherine trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in June: high temperatures in Katherine hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge

7
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin road trip app .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

7
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle Markets, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

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You can fly from Darwin to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Darwin in July, things will get colder in Perth: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Old Blythewood, Hillarys Boat Harbour
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
nights
Esperance

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. Esperance is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape Le Grand National Park, step off the mainland to explore Woody Island, kick back and relax at Lucky Bay, and go for a walk through The Esplanade.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Esperance trip builder tool .

Getting from Perth to Esperance by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in July, expect nights in Esperance to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Hahndorf (The Cedars & Beerenberg Farm), Seppeltsfield (Seppeltsfield & Greenock Creek Wines) and McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines & Primo Estate). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Adelaide Oval.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planning app .

Getting from Esperance to Adelaide by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance to Adelaide, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Adelaide sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Seppeltsfield, McLaren Vale, Greenock, Hahndorf, Langmeil Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

4
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Robe side-trips: Beachport (Susan Wilson Memorial Playground, Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum, & more) and Don Moseley Park (in Keith). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach, do a tasting at Cape Jaffa Wines, visit a coastal fixture at Robe Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Robe trip planner.

Drive from Adelaide to Robe in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lilydale.

Things to do in Robe

Parks Fun & Games Wineries

Side Trips

Beachport, Don Moseley Park
Highlights from your plan
Don Moseley Park ©
Don Moseley Park
Bowman Scenic Drive ©
Bowman Scenic Drive
Robe Town Brewery ©
Robe Town Brewery

6
nights
Lilydale

Lilydale ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Lilydale: St. Kilda Beach (in St Kilda), Newhaven (Forrest Caves & National Vietnam Veterans Museum) and Cowes (Tyde, Koala Conservation Centre, & more).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lilydale visit planning app .

Explore your travel options from Robe to Lilydale with the Route module. July in Lilydale sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilydale

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, Newhaven, Panorama Garden Estate, Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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