11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
7
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Adelaide River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Darwin
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Adelaide takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Torquay in October since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Uluru, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Adelaide in October, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Helicopter Tours

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park and then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan

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night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mataranka trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to Mataranka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide River.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

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Adelaide River

Adelaide River ©
Adelaide River is a small but historically significant town located at the crossing of the Stuart Highway over the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 4th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Robin Falls, then examine the collection at Adelaide River Railway Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide River attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Adelaide River takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Adelaide River

Nature Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Robin Falls ©
Robin Falls
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Adelaide River Railway Museum ©
Adelaide River Railway Museum

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Darwin day trip app .

Getting from Adelaide River to Darwin by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Darwin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Buley Rockhole, make a trip to Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Helicopter Tours
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

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