I was travelling in the Outback for two weeks from Cairns to Adelaide. However, I know that not everybody has the time to spend two weeks in this breathtaking landscape. The most important parts with more tourist attractions are definitely reachable from Alice Springs. I know that some people fly to Alice Springs to get an Outback feeling. In this post, I want to give you more details on what to do around Alice Springs and in Uluru-Kata Tjuta-National Park. I highly recommend to rent a car in Alice Springs and do the tour on your own. First of all, it is way cheaper than with a tour and second of all, you are more independent and stay longer in a place which you like. If you have to rent a car, check out the conditions and try to get a 4 WD car to explore the MacDonnell Ranges and get a better Outback feeling.

From my Outback itinerary for two weeks this area Alice Springs, MacDonnell Ranges, Kings Canyon and Uluru-Kata Tjuta-National Park where Day 5 to Day 10. Read the full Outback itinerary here. Therefore, I would recommend to plan at least 7 days or more for your little Outback experience. My recommended trip for 6 days is shown in the map below:

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Pequena Experiência no Outback: Alice Springs, MacDonnell Ranges, Kings Canyon e Uluru-Kata Tjuta-National Park

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Julie was born in Berlin, Germany and never missed an opportunity to travel around the world, get in touch with foreign people and to learn new languages to communicate easier with locals. With her 31 years she visited already 42 countries and lived in 6 of them for longer (Germany, Canada, Belgium, Spain, Australia and Brazil). She is a medical doctor but decided to go see the world instead of working in a hospital right now. She shares her knowledge about travel medicine so that everybody can travel healthy around the world.