42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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Alice Springs
— 20 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 6 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Purnululu National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Halls Creek
— 1 night

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Alice Springs — 20 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct (in Hermannsburg) and Standley Chasm Angkerle (in West MacDonnell National Park). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Ochre Pits. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Emily Gap. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Alice Springs. In July, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 16:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and look for all kinds of wild species at Uluru Astro Tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool.

Fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Darwin.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Darwin — 6 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, stroll around Leanyer Recreation Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darwin online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 3 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Marrawuddi Arts & Culture, then delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and then identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip tool.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Darwin.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Darwin — 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): cool off at Darwin Waterfront. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Darwin road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Litchfield National Park — 2 nights

On the 1st (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls and then admire the sheer force of Buley Rockhole. On your second day here, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, and then stroll through Magnetic Termite Mounds.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. August in Litchfield National Park sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Purnululu National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Purnululu National Park — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungle Range. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Echidna Chasm.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Purnululu National Park journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Purnululu National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Litchfield National Park to Purnululu National Park is minus 1.5 hours. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Halls Creek.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Halls Creek — 1 night

Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Palm Springs Nature Reserve, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then appreciate the history behind Russian Jack Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at China Wall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Halls Creek using our trip planner.

You can drive from Purnululu National Park to Halls Creek in 4.5 hours.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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Western Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Geologic Formations
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