Our suggested 23-day Adelaide to Darwin motorhome holiday itinerary gives you a starting point to explore some of the spectacular scenery, cities and wildlife in this part of Australia.
Tailor your experience as you like, and if you want to explore further still, there are lots of additional places to see along the way.


DAYS 1 -2
Fly from London to Adelaide with Singapore Airlines via Singapore.
DAYS 3 - 4
Stop in Adelaide in a hotel for a couple of nights to adjust to the time difference. Capital of South Australia, Adelaide is described as the gateway to the Outback and has a packed calendar of music, sporting and cultural festivals.
DAYS 5 - 6
Pick up your motorhome and cross to Kangaroo Island by ferry. Kangaroos aside (which are in abundance), you can enjoy a wealth of wildlife experiences such as guided walks among basking sea lions on Seal Bay, or a few hours spent hiking in Flinders Chase National Park. With 509km of coastline, there are plenty of pristine beaches to enjoy, too.
Cross back to the mainland and make your way to the wine region of Barossa Valley, founded in 1842, well known and loved for its Shiraz. Other local grape varieties include Riesling, Semillon, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.
DAYS 8 - 9
Drive to the gloriously rugged Flinders Ranges National Park and spent a night amongst the peaks, gorges, creeks and wildlife that abounds in this beautiful corner of Australia. The main landmarks are Wilpena Pound, a large natural amphitheatre which contains St Mary Peak - the range’s highest summit (1,170 metres).
DAYS 10 - 11
It's time to head into the scorched terrain of the Outback. Stock up for a long drive to opal-rich Coober Pedy, often referred to as the opal capital of the world, and ease springs in this unique mining town.
DAY 12
Continue through the Outback to the tiny community of Marla.
DAYS 13 - 14
Take in Australia's most recognisable natural icon, Ayers Rock - officially Uluru - within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayers Rock is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area, and is particularly memorable at sunset when it glows a distinctive red.
DAY 15
Continue to the magnificent Kings Canyon, part of the Watarrka National Park. The walls of Kings Canyon are over 100 metres high, with Kings Creek at the bottom.
DAY 16
Continue north to the lively town of Alice Springs, the geographic centre of Australia and something of an oasis in the arid Northern Territory.
DAY 17
Continue north and stop off in the town of Tenant Creek. The Nyinkka Nyunyu Arts and Cultural Centre is a worthwhile visit to understand more about the local history and aboriginal culture.
DAY 18
Head to the town of Katherine, fondly described as the place where the Outback meets the tropics. Located on the River Katherine near the Nitmiluk Katherine Gorge, the area is renowned for its waterfalls, springs, hiking trails and stunning scenery.
DAYS 19 - 20
Make your way to the seemingly infinite Kakadu National Park. Australia's largest terrestrial national park covers 20,000 sq kilometres, extending from the coast through billabongs and lowlands to lush rainforest and rocky ridges. Kakadu's ancient rock art galleries are thought to be up to 50,000 years old.
DAYS 21 - 22
The final destination of your trip is Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory.
DAY 23
Fly from Darwin back home to London with Singapore Airlines via Singapore.