23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly
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Longreach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Isa
— 1 night
Drive
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Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Fly
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive
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Hermannsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Wauchope
Drive
10
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive
11
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly

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Brisbane

— 1 day

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Brisbane. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Longreach

— 2 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Explore Longreach's surroundings by going to Barcaldine (Australian Workers Heritage Centre & Tree of Knowledge Memorial). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, get engrossed in the history at Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, contemplate the long history of Longreach, and take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Longreach journey maker.

Fly from Brisbane to Longreach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Longreach sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Mount Isa

— 1 night
Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. On the 24th (Thu), head outdoors with Lake Moondarra, then examine the collection at Outback at Isa, and then take in panoramic vistas at Mount Isa City Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mount Isa trip builder site.

You can drive from Longreach to Mount Isa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Mount Isa, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Tennant Creek

— 1 night
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tennant Creek attractions planner.

You can drive from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tennant Creek when traveling from Mount Isa in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Alice Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, then take a memorable tour with Wayoutback Australian Safaris, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tennant Creek in June, with highs in Alice Springs at 23°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then make a trip to Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planning website.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Kings Canyon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kings Creek Station and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kings Canyon itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hermannsburg.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Hermannsburg

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Hermannsburg Historic Precinct.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hermannsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Hermannsburg in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wauchope.

Things to do in Hermannsburg

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your trip

Wauchope

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wauchope trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Hermannsburg to Wauchope takes 5.5 hours. You will leave for Mataranka on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Wauchope

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Mataranka

— 1 night
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mataranka trip builder website.

Drive from Wauchope to Mataranka in 7 hours. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Darwin

— 3 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.
Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Paul Arnold Gallery, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, and contemplate the long history of Burnett House.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin day trip planning app.

You can drive from Mataranka to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 3 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Darwin

— 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

See some other sides of Darwin: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, cool off at Wave Lagoon, walk around Leanyer Recreation Park, and explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

4.3
World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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