26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h
7
Apollo Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
9
Mallacoota
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Newcastle
— 2 nights
12
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and then learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin route site .

Munich, Germany to Darwin is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in August, with highs in Darwin at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
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 19th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kata Tjuta and Lungkata Walk. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, then get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy travel route builder site .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Coober Pedy to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, and then make a trip to Adelaide Oval. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Adelaide, and finally identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coober Pedy in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gorge Wildlife Park, ISKCON Adelaide, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

1
day
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road, then stroll through Great Ocean Walk, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest.

To plan Apollo Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Apollo Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Twelve Apostles.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell journey planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Mallacoota.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
day
Mallacoota

Mallacoota
Tucked away on a beautiful inlet in far-east Gippsland is Mallacoota, a popular year-round coastal destination that enjoys Victoria's warmest winter temperatures and cool ocean breezes in summer, with the bonus of its proximity to the magnificent Croajingolong National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): learn about all things military at WW11 Bunker Museum, stroll through Mallacoota Coastal Walks, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Genoa Peak Walk.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mallacoota day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Mallacoota in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Mallacoota are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Mallacoota

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Genoa Peak Walk
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nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Canberra tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mallacoota to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mallacoota in September since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk.

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

Fly from Canberra to Newcastle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, Newcastle is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Stephens Shell Museum, Tomaree Head, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Stephen's Uniting Church, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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