21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
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Katherine
— 4 nights
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Ali-Curung
— 1 night
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 3 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Kununurra to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kununurra to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Katherine

— 4 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katherine: Pine Creek (Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T. & Pine Creek Museum). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bukbukluk Lookout, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Katherine online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Katherine are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ali-Curung.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:

Ali-Curung

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Arlpwe Art & Culture Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ali-Curung day trip planning website.

Drive from Katherine to Ali-Curung in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Ali-Curung

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

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.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Alice Springs Reptile Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice Springs Desert Park, and then make a short side trip with Wayoutback Australian Safaris.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Ali-Curung to Alice Springs in 4 hours. In April in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Kings Canyon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kings Creek Station, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon. On your second day here, trek along Watarrka National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kings Canyon itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

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, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday tool.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. In April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

Coober Pedy

— 2 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Opalios, see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church. On the next day, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, you will find days in Coober Pedy are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C).

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.