18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Aalborg
Fly:  26​h
Perth
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Aalborg

3
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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get in touch with nature at Caversham Wildlife Park and Bells Rapids Park. When in Perth, make a side trip to see Talijancich Wines in Herne Hill, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, explore the activities along Swan River, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Perth trip planning site .

Aalborg, Denmark to Perth is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Aalborg in February, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denmark.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Talijancich Wines, Matilda Bay Reserve, Caversham Wildlife Park, Bells Rapids Park
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Bells Rapids Park ©
Bells Rapids Park
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool, then stroll through Lights Beach, and then kick back and relax at Anvil Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denmark trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Denmark takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Denmark at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Esperance.

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Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach

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Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. On the 17th (Sun), kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Twilight Bay and then kick back and relax at Thistle Cove.

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You can drive from Denmark to Esperance in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In February in Esperance, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Alice Springs.

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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs road trip planning app .

Fly from Esperance to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. In February, Alice Springs is a bit warmer than Esperance - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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