20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  30​h
End: Cardiff

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 22nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, cruise along Captain Cook Highway, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation builder .

Cardiff, UK to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and explore the galleries of This is Aboriginal Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

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