28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Adelaide
— Few hours
2
Port Augusta
— 1 night
3
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
6
Daly Waters
— 1 night
7
Mataranka
— 2 nights
8
Katherine
— 3 nights
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
10
Darwin
— 7 nights

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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 1st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, get lost in a book at State Library of South Australia, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and finally stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Adelaide. In August, daytime highs in Adelaide are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
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State Library of South Australia ©
State Library of South Australia
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd ©
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Homestead Gardens and then explore the galleries of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Augusta online route maker.

Drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta in 3.5 hours. August in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
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Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli ©

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for gifts at Opalios, tee off at Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and finally explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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.
On the 6th (Fri), trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Field of Light, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Coober Pedy in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery. Araluen Cultural Precinct and The Residency are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery

1
night
Daly Waters

Daly Waters ©
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Daly Waters tour planner.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Daly Waters in 9.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Mataranka.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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Daly Waters Aviation Complex ©
Daly Waters Aviation Complex

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nights
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. On the 13th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs and then identify plant and animal life at Elsey National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mataranka trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Daly Waters to Mataranka in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs ©
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery and Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Katherine Museum and MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, take in nature's colorful creations at Jurassic Cycad Gardens, play a few rounds at Katherine Country Club, and explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Katherine takes 1.5 hours. August in Katherine sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery ©
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Maguk Gorge and Injalak Arts. Visiting Anbangbang Billabong and Mamukala Billabong will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
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Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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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.
Visiting East Point Reserve and Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Florence Falls and Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Buley Rockhole (in Litchfield National Park) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and make a trip to Parliament House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Darwin Military Museum ©
Darwin Military Museum
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

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