22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Mataranka
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Melbourne
— 1 night
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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.
Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Wed) at Darwin Waterfront. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin attractions planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Darwin. In July, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 4th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 8th (Mon), browse the exhibits of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge.

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

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

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

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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 10th (Wed), go for a walk through Mataranka Falls, explore the striking landscape at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Elsey National Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mataranka driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katherine to Mataranka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

1
night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station and then get engrossed in the history at Battery Hill Mining Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tennant Creek trip site .

Explore your travel options from Mataranka to Tennant Creek with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Museums
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Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station ©
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, view the masterpieces at Talapi, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get advice or help at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs. In July, Alice Springs is little chillier than Tennant Creek - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through The Rocks, engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance