31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 7 nights
2
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
3
Yulara
— 2 nights
4
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
5
Tennant Creek
— 3 nights
6
Katherine
— 2 nights
7
Mataranka
— 2 nights
8
Pine Creek
— 1 night
9
Adelaide River
— 1 night
10
Batchelor
— 2 nights
11
Darwin
— 3 nights

7
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.
Get outdoors at Walpa Gorge and Uluru Hiking Path. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kuniya Walk, make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary website.

Seattle, USA to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 17.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Red Desert Reptiles ©
Red Desert Reptiles

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): trek along Watarrka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kings Creek Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kings Canyon day trip tool.

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Watarrka National Park
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station

2
nights
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yulara online vacation planner.

Getting from Kings Canyon to Yulara by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Yulara, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Yulara

Tours Parks Outdoors
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits and then get outside with Ellery Creek Big Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs journey website.

You can fly from Yulara to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Ochre Pits ©
Ochre Pits
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Ellery Creek Big Hole ©
Ellery Creek Big Hole

3
nights
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kundjarra (the Pebbles), thendon't miss a visit to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, thenget all the information you need at Battery Hill Mining Centre, and finally explore the galleries of Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary Ann.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tennant Creek road trip planning app.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in May, with highs in Tennant Creek at °F and lows at °F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station ©
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station
Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre ©
Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jatbula Trail, and then browse the exhibits of Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air, thenexplore the galleries of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and finally play a few rounds at Katherine Country Club.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Katherine road trip app.

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Katherine in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Tennant Creek in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Katherine, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors Golf Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum
Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery ©
Jatbula Trail ©
Jatbula Trail

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, stroll around Elsey National Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mataranka road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Mataranka takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs ©
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs
Botanic Walk
Botanic Walk

1
night
Pine Creek

Pine Creek ©
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pine Creek online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Pine Creek takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pine Creek are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide River.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
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Pine Creek Museum ©
Pine Creek Museum

1
night
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. To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide River trip maker website.

You can drive from Pine Creek to Adelaide River in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Adelaide River when traveling from Pine Creek in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Adelaide River

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:
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Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Adelaide River Railway Museum ©
Adelaide River Railway Museum
Robin Falls ©
Robin Falls

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Coomalie Cultural Centre, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary, thenrelax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Batchelor Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Batchelor trip builder app.

Batchelor is just a short distance from Adelaide River. In May, daytime highs in Batchelor are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Batchelor Museum ©
Batchelor Museum
Coomalie Cultural Centre ©
Coomalie Cultural Centre

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Safaris. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Darwin Military Museum and Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, and explore the galleries of Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Darwin road trip site.

Traveling by car from Batchelor to Darwin takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Darwin Military Museum ©
Darwin Military Museum
Safaris
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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