56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Darwin
— 14 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tiwi Islands
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Gunbalanya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Adelaide River
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Katherine
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Alice Springs
— 10 nights
Travel:  4 h 45 min
9
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  4 h 15 min
10
Kings Canyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  30 min
12
Yulara
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Adelaide

14
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Batchelor (Coomalie Cultural Centre & Litchfield National Park), 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, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, 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 6-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

Side Trips

Batchelor, Territory Wildlife Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Tiwi Islands

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 plan
Tiwi Design ©
Tiwi Design

1
night
Gunbalanya

Gunbalanya ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, thenidentify 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

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bardedjilidji Walk ©
Bardedjilidji Walk
Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape of Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planner.

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

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

3
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Termite Mounds, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole, and trek along Walker Creek.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park journey maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. In December in Litchfield National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide River.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Helicopter Tours

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): snap pictures at Adelaide River Railway Bridg, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, thenadmire 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

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

6
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Explore Katherine's surroundings by going to Mataranka (Elsey National Park, Bitter Springs, &more), Larrimah (Larrimah Museum & Gorrie Airfield) and Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T. (in Pine Creek). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bukbukluk Lookout, play a few rounds at Katherine Country Club, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, and make a trip to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Katherine online tour itinerary 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mataranka, Larrimah, Bukbukluk Lookout, Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T.
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

10
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.
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
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Ormiston Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Glen Helen Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park, and explore the activities along Redbank Gorge.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park. Finish 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
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Serpentine Gorge ©
Serpentine Gorge

3
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Watarrka National Park, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon, look for all kinds of wild species at N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sonder.

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 Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Centre, Mereenie Loop Road
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Helicopter Tours

3
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.
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, trek along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Field of Light, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Yulara.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
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, thentake an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, thenmake 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

Tours Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Wintjiri Arts + Museum ©
Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Red Desert Reptiles ©
Red Desert Reptiles

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