17 days in Perth & Alice Springs & Surrounds Itinerary

17 days in Perth & Alice Springs & Surrounds Itinerary

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17 days in Perth & Alice Springs & Surrounds Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Hermannsburg
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 15​min
3
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
4
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Markets, & more), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Peel Zoo (in Pinjarra). Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 21st (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth. In July, daytime highs in Perth are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hermannsburg.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Red Dirt Photographic, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

1
day
Hermannsburg

Hermannsburg ©
On the 25th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Hermannsburg Historic Precinct.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hermannsburg tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth to Hermannsburg. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Hermannsburg due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Hermannsburg

Museums
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Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

2
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ormiston Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Redbank Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our West MacDonnell National Park route maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Hermannsburg to West MacDonnell National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Nature Parks
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park

5
nights
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 28th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and don't miss a visit to Ormiston Gorge.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs travel route builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs. July in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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