17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Wilpena
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Quorn
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h
4
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Yulara
— Few hours
Shuttle:  1 h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Alice Springs
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
9
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
11
Pine Creek
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
12
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Melbourne

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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.
For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner .

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Wilpena.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Wilpena

Wilpena ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Wilpena Pound.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wilpena route planning site .

Getting from Adelaide to Wilpena by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Adelaide, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wilpena, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Quorn.

Things to do in Wilpena

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wilpena Pound
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound

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Quorn

Quorn
Quorn is a township and railhead in the Flinders Ranges in the north of South Australia, 39 km northeast of Port Augusta. You've now added Warren Gorge to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Warren Gorge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Quorn road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Wilpena to Quorn takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wilpena in October, expect nights in Quorn to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Quorn

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
You've now added Tom's Working Opal Mine to your itinerary. On the 28th (Mon), go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine and then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Quorn to Coober Pedy with the Route module. Traveling from Quorn in October, expect Coober Pedy to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 18°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toYulara.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Tom's Working Opal Mine ©
Tom's Working Opal Mine

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Yulara

Yulara
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
For ratings and tourist information, go to the Yulara trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Yulara in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daytime highs in Yulara are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Yulara

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga as well as Uluru. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site .

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is just a stone's throw from Yulara. In October, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kings Canyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon road trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon by car takes about 4 hours. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kings Canyon
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. November in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guluyambi Cultural Cruise. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove and then get a new perspective on things with Guluyambi Cultural Cruise.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise ©
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jim Jim Falls, Anbangbang Rock Shelter and Maguk Gorge. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakadu National park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Anbangbang Rock Shelter ©
Anbangbang Rock Shelter

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Pine Creek

Pine Creek
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pine Creek travel route planning app .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Pine Creek in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off toKatherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nitmiluk National Park. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Katherine journey planner .

Traveling by car from Pine Creek to Katherine takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Katherine are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 7th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, and then explore the striking landscape of Buley Rockhole.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Litchfield National Park visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katherine to Litchfield National Park. While traveling from Katherine, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Litchfield National Park, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

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Darwin

Darwin ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then make a trip to Star Village.

Start your trip to Darwin by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Speed Boats Tours

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