23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Manchester

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In February, Melbourne is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Victoria Bridge Abutment ©
Victoria Bridge Abutment
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

3
days
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairns, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
days
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.
On the 18th (Mon), trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

3
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fremantle Prison and Woodbridge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach. Step out of Perth to go to Whiteman and see Caversham Wildlife Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Scarborough Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip builder app .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alice Springs to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in February, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Wireless Hill Park, Woodbridge, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park