8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive
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Adelaide
— 1 night
Bus to Port Augusta Meal Break, Fly to Coober Pedy
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Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuriootpa
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planner.

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Coober Pedy

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Dog Fence and then identify plant and animal life at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Adelaide to Coober Pedy by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Coober Pedy: highs are around 40°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk and then don't miss a visit to Uluru.

Before you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

1
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Kings Canyon

On the 29th (Tue), see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then don't miss a visit to Kings Creek Station.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites · Tours

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, then take an exotic tour of Wayoutback Australian Safaris, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs journey maker.

Drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Coober Pedy

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Nuriootpa.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
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Nuriootpa

Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Seppeltsfield and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nuriootpa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Nuriootpa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Nuriootpa is little chillier than Coober Pedy - with highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.