23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Katoomba
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
Amsterdam

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Art Gallery of New South Wales and Hyde Park Barracks Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

2
days
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and then make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Katoomba trip maker .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Katoomba, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

The National Pass, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery

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 10th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Jila Arts, then take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and finally see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then look for gifts at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Katoomba in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

5
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip 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. October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toMelbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and Sovereign Hill. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Melbourne are colder (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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