55 days in Australia Itinerary

55 days in Australia Itinerary

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55 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Redcliffe
Drive:  9​h
1
Charleville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Longreach
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Mount Isa
— 1 night
Drive:  18​h 30​min
4
Darwin
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Batchelor
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Gunbalanya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Pine Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
10
Tennant Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
14
Alice Springs
— 10 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
15
Boulia
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
16
Emerald
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
17
Somerset
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Redcliffe

1
night
Charleville

Charleville
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Charleville Bilby Experience.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Charleville trip maker site .

Redcliffe to Charleville is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Redcliffe, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Charleville, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Charleville

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

1
night
Longreach

Longreach
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Longreach trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Charleville to Longreach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Longreach

Tours Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

1
night
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get outside with Lake Moondarra.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Isa online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Longreach to Mount Isa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra

9
nights
Darwin

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rapid Creek Market, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Marlows Lagoon Recreation Area, and other attractions you added. Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Territory Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, make a trip to Nightcliff Jetty, and get to know the resident critters at Crocodylus Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Darwin vacation app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Isa to Darwin. When traveling from Mount Isa in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Darwin, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Marlows Lagoon Recreation Area, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Darwin Wharf Precinct ©
Darwin Wharf Precinct

5
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Robin Falls, Tjaetaba Falls, Jenny's Orchid Garden, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Batchelor side-trips: Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole, Florence Falls, & more).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Batchelor tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Batchelor takes 1.5 hours. In February in Batchelor, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River, Jenny's Orchid Garden, The Palmerston Markets
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Lake Jabiru has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, and take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online travel route planner .

You can drive from Batchelor to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gunbalanya.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

2
nights
Gunbalanya

Gunbalanya ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anbangbang Rock Shelter as well as Anbangbang Billabong. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong and then take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mary River National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Gunbalanya itinerary planner .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gunbalanya in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Gunbalanya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, Mary River National Park
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Anbangbang Rock Shelter ©
Anbangbang Rock Shelter
Mary River National Park ©
Mary River National Park

3
nights
Pine Creek

Pine Creek ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mataranka Falls, Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, and other attractions you added. Step out of Pine Creek to go to Mataranka and see Bitter Springs, which is approximately 2h 15 min away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pine Creek trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gunbalanya to Pine Creek takes 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mataranka, Bukbukluk Lookout, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park ©

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Jurassic Cycad Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Explore Katherine's surroundings by going to Mataranka (Botanic Walk & Elsey National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, stroll around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pine Creek to Katherine takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mataranka
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

2
nights
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, Lake Mary Ann and Kundjarra (the Pebbles). On the 6th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Kundjarra (the Pebbles). On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary Ann, explore the striking landscape at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, and then get a taste of life in the country at Kelly's Ranch.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Katherine to Tennant Creek in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Tennant Creek sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann

2
nights
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.
You've added Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Tropic of Capricorn Marker, Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve and then browse the fresh offerings at Todd Mall Markets. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tropic of Capricorn Marker, stroll around Trephina Gorge Nature Park, and then appreciate the history behind John McDouall Stuart.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Tennant Creek in March, Alice Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Todd Mall Markets ©
Todd Mall Markets

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kings Canyon. Keep things going the next day: hike along Watarrka National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kings Canyon vacation planner.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuniya Walk, Mutitjulu Waterhole and Walpa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

10
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
You've added Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, Owen Springs Reserve, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and don't miss a visit to L'Astragale.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Alice Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Somerset.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

1
night
Boulia

Boulia
Boulia is a remote outback town and locality in the Shire of Boulia in Central West Queensland, Australia. Before you visit Boulia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Alice Springs to Boulia by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. You will leave for Somerset on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Boulia

Museums Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

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night
Emerald

Emerald
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Emerald vacation site .

Drive from Boulia to Emerald in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, daily temperatures in Emerald can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Somerset.

Things to do in Emerald

Shopping Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

1
night
Somerset

Somerset
For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Somerset trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Emerald to Somerset. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Emerald in March, with highs in Somerset at 34°C and lows at 21°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Somerset

Parks Wineries Classes
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

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