14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, then contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, and finally trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip planner .

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

River Torrens Linear Park Trail
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and then admire all the interesting features of Will's Rare Breeds Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, kick back and relax at Island Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of George's 40,000 Castle Lights.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
On the 5th (Sun), walk around Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Town Walk of Tanunda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Mannum Waterfalls, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Dorrien, then hike along Kapunda Mine Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pines Conservation Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tanunda trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Tanunda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Tanunda

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kapunda, Mannum Waterfalls
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Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park ©
Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Chateau Dorrien ©
Chateau Dorrien

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy itinerary planner .

Getting from Tanunda to Coober Pedy by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tanunda in April, Coober Pedy is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kings Canyon online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Kings Canyon takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon
Helicopter Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hike along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy planning website .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: highs in Coober Pedy hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

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