56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory attractions planner

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Darwin
— 14 nights
Drive
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Tiwi Islands
— 1 night
Drive
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Gunbalanya
— 1 night
Drive
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Bus
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Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Adelaide River
— 1 night
Drive
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Katherine
— 6 nights
Fly
8
Alice Springs
— 10 nights
Shuttle
9
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Unknown
10
Kings Canyon
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yulara
— 2 nights
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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, get to know the resident critters at Crocodylus Park, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip builder site.

Adelaide to Darwin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tiwi Islands.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 21:

1
night
Tiwi Islands

On the 22nd (Tue), view the masterpieces at Tiwi Design.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tiwi Islands trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Tiwi Islands. In December, daytime highs in Tiwi Islands are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gunbalanya.

Things to do in Tiwi Islands

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Gunbalanya

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and then view the masterpieces at Injalak Arts.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gunbalanya road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tiwi Islands to Gunbalanya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Gunbalanya

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and trek along Gubara.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gunbalanya to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 31:

3
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Magnetic Termite Mounds, take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Buley Rockhole, and make a trip to Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Litchfield National Park trip site.

Take a bus from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide River.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): snap pictures at Adelaide River Railway Bridg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, then admire the sheer force of Robin Falls, and finally examine the collection at Adelaide River Railway Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide River holiday planning app.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Adelaide River with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide River are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Adelaide River

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

6
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Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Mataranka (Elsey National Park, Bitter Springs, &more), Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T. (in Pine Creek) and Larrimah (Larrimah Museum & Gorrie Airfield). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bukbukluk Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, and explore the striking landscape of Katherine Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Katherine trip planner.

You can drive from Adelaide River to Katherine in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Katherine are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:

10
nights
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs journey builder.

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Alice Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 20:

3
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West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Standley Chasm Angkerle, explore the activities along Redbank Gorge, and get outside with Serpentine Gorge.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our West MacDonnell National Park route builder tool.

Take a shuttle from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Watarrka National Park, walk around N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park, admire all the interesting features of Mereenie Loop Road, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Kings Canyon. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

3
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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yulara.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

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Yulara

Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
On the 30th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

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

Yulara is just a short distance from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In January in Yulara, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Yulara

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

4.3
World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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