59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 36 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Batchelor
— 3 nights
Travel:  14​h 30​min
6
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  12​h 45​min
7
Mataranka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Berry Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
9
Tennant Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Darwin

36
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 Darwin with a short trip to Dundee Explorer in Dundee Beach, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Darwin. In June, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palmerston, Melville Island, Dundee Explorer, Bathurst Island, Jenny's Orchid Garden
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get all the information you need at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Talapi, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in July, plan for little chillier days in Alice Springs, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online vacation maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 20th (Sat), browse the exhibits of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, then view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then trek along Katherine Gorge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katherine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: high temperatures in Katherine hover around 36°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Litchfield National Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Batchelor holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Batchelor takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katherine in July since evenings lows in Batchelor dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

2
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Redbank Gorge and then head outdoors with Ochre Pits. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Ormiston Gorge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the West MacDonnell National Park online route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Batchelor to West MacDonnell National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Nature Parks
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

2
nights
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk, stroll around Elsey National Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Mataranka Falls, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Larrimah Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gorrie Airfield.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Mataranka. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Larrimah
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

3
nights
Berry Springs

Berry Springs ©
Berry Springs is an outer suburban locality in Darwin, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore and take pictures at FlickingFresh Farm, explore the galleries of Didgeridoo Hut & Art Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stop by Crazy Acres, then look for all kinds of wild species at Territory Wildlife Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Territory Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berry Springs trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mataranka to Berry Springs with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Berry Springs are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Berry Springs

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Humpty Doo
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Didgeridoo Hut & Art Gallery ©
Didgeridoo Hut & Art Gallery

2
nights
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary Ann, get your bearings at Battery Hill Mining Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tennant Creek itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Berry Springs to Tennant Creek in 10.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Berry Springs in August: high temperatures in Tennant Creek hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station ©
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station
Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre

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