33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Sydney
— 1 night
Fly
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Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive
5
Daly Waters
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Wauchope
— 1 night
Drive
8
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Shuttle
9
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Unknown
10
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
12
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive
13
Barrow Creek
— 1 night
Drive
14
Mataranka
— 2 nights
Drive
15
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive
16
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly

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Sydney — 1 night

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery and then take a stroll through King Street.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Darwin.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Darwin — 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Territory Wildlife Park and Mindil Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Burnett House. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Humpty Doo to see Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Point Reserve, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and get engrossed in the history at Road Masters House Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Darwin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Darwin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Darwin. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Darwin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Litchfield National Park — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then admire the sheer force of Tolmer Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, make a trip to Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then take in the views from Adelaide River Railway Bridg.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Litchfield National Park holiday maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Litchfield National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katherine.
Nature · Parks · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Katherine — 1 night

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Katherine Museum, then browse the exhibits of Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then stroll through Low Level Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Katherine tour itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine. While traveling from Litchfield National Park, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Katherine, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Daly Waters.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Daly Waters — 1 night

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 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Daly Waters trip maker tool.

You can drive from Katherine to Daly Waters in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Tennant Creek.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Tennant Creek — 1 night

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, then explore the striking landscape at Kundjarra (the Pebbles), and then get a taste of life in the country at Kelly's Ranch.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tennant Creek holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Daly Waters to Tennant Creek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tennant Creek can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Wauchope.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Wauchope — 1 night

On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wauchope trip planner.

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Wauchope in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alice Springs.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Alice Springs — 1 night

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, stroll through The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planning app.

Drive from Wauchope to Alice Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to West MacDonnell National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

West MacDonnell National Park — 2 nights

On the 19th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Helen Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the West MacDonnell National Park route planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Kings Canyon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Kings Creek Station.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kings Canyon trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Kings Canyon. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

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 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Field of Light. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and then don't miss a visit to Uluru.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. In September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Alice Springs.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Alice Springs — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Adelaide House Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Residency, and then stroll through The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Barrow Creek.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Barrow Creek — 1 night

Barrow Creek is a very small town, with a current population of 11, in the southern Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Barrow Creek Telegraph Station.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barrow Creek online visit planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Barrow Creek by car takes about 3 hours. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Mataranka.
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Mataranka — 2 nights

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): test the waters at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elsey National Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, and finally stroll through Botanic Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs.

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Traveling by car from Barrow Creek to Mataranka takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Nourlangie Rock and Cahills Crossing will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Anbangbang Billabong. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamukala Billabong, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arnhem Land Escarpment.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:

Darwin — 4 nights

Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Photography Tours. Explore hidden gems such as RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Parliament House. Enjoy Darwin some more: walk around Bicentennial Park, cool off at Big Buoy Water Park, view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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

4.2
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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