Your 9 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Road Trip Itinerary From the underground mining city of Coober Pedy to the famous Uluru, discover the best of central south Australia between Adelaide and Alice Springs. 9 Days 2,066 Kms 6 Stops 2 States Explore Adelaide to Alice Springs on this 9 day road trip itinerary. From spectacular desert scenes, world-famous mining city Coober Pedy and, of course, Australia's natural wonder Uluru. Ready to explore the centre of Australia? With pick up and drop off locations in Adelaide and Alice Springs, discover the vibrant red dirt and incredible landscapes on this ultimate Adelaide to Alice Springs road trip! Day 1: Adelaide City Pick up your Apollo camper at our Adelaide Apollo Branch and spend your afternoon engaging with the city. For an epic spot to spend golden hour, head out 40 minutes to Mount Barker! Day 2: Adelaide to Port Augusta Distance: 309kms Travel time: 3 hours 25 minutes It's time to kick off the Adelaide to Alice Springs road trip. Your first destination, just over 3 hours away, is Port Augusta, an ex-seaport town. Day 3: Port Augusta to Coober Pedy Distance: 540kms Travel time: 5 hours 20 minutes About five and a half hours on the road today with an epic destination. Coober Pedy is the opal capital of the world and if that isn't enough to spark your interest, how about the fact that many of Coober Pedy's residents actually live underground? Day 4: Coober Pedy Today is yours to uncover the delights of Coober Pedy. Spend your day visiting the Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, the Anna Creek Painted Hills, the Unions Opal Mine and Museum or even get a round in at the Coober Pedy Opal Fields golf course! Day 5: Coober Pedy to Marla Distance: 235kms Travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes Head further into the centre and be amazed by the rugged Australian landscape. Arrive at Marla after 2.5 hours on the road, a great spot to rest and recover as you itch closer to the Northern Territory! Day 6: Marla to Uluru Distance: 521kms Travel time: 5 hours 15 minutes Try and contain your excitement today as you enter the Northern Territory and head ever closer to Uluru. Over 5 hours on the road means tonight you'll be able to experience the magic of Uluru at sunset. Day 7: Uluru Rise before the sun to experience sunrise over Uluru before spending the day exploring the area. We recommend walking around Uluru, exploring the Field of Light art installation or visiting Kata Tjuta, a 20 minute drive west of Uluru. Day 8: Uluru to Alice Springs Distance: 468kms Travel time: 4 hour 45 minutes Wave goodbye to Uluru and continue your journey towards Alice Springs. Be sure to leave early because there is a LOT to see on this journey. We recommend extending your trip by a day and stopping in at Glen Helen Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole and Simpsons Gap. Day 9: Alice Springs Spend your final day on your Adelaide to Alice Springs road trip exploring Alice Springs before dropping off your Apollo camper at our Alice Springs Apollo Branch and preparing to sort through the thousands of photos and memories from your trip! Ready to explore?