24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You've now added Cohunu Koala Park to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Warnbro Beach and St Patrick's Basilica. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

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London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Cohunu Koala Park, Lake Claremont, Warnbro Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

2
nights
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 1st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

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
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Alice Springs Desert Park and Simpsons Gap. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Mount Gillen. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Ormiston Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap.

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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 November, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

6
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Cove Beach and Historic Village Herberton. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Atherton Tablelands. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

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Getting from Alice Springs to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris, Historic Village Herberton, Curtain Fig National Park, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coachwood Glen Nature Trail and Logan Brae Orchard. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

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You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Logan Brae Orchard, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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