33 days in Adelaide, Coober Pedy & Northern Territory Itinerary

33 days in Adelaide, Coober Pedy & Northern Territory Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 8 nights
Bus to Port Augusta Meal Break, Fly to Coober Pedy
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly
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Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 5 nights

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Adelaide — 8 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Kies Family Wines (in Lyndoch), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Two Hands Wines Cellar Door (in Marananga). Dedicate the 16th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, and don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Adelaide. In April in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 23:

Coober Pedy — 2 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 24th (Sun), stroll through Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage and then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum and then examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Adelaide to Coober Pedy in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in April, you will find days in Coober Pedy are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Coober Pedy, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Alice Springs.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

Alice Springs — 4 nights

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Anzac Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs attractions planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Katherine.
Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:

Katherine — 2 nights

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): shop like a local with Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, then don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in May; daily highs in Katherine reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, don't miss a visit to Ubirr, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Darwin.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 5 — 12:

Darwin — 5 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.
Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocosaurus Cove, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 3 hours. In May in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

Northern Territory travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.