12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
plane:  6​h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Visiting Mindil Beach and Crocosaurus Cove will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin attractions planner.

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 42-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Darwin to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 27th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Katherine in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are much colder (22°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kings Canyon tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kings Canyon Walk
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Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get great views at Anzac Hill, then brush up on your military savvy at Alice Springs RSL War Museum, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

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Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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