20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Hannover
Fly:  31​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
Hannover

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Hannover, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 9 hours. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Finke Gorge National Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
days
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Brisbane. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

5
days
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.
Visit The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar for their historical value. Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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