21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  30​h
1
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
2
West MacDonnell National Park
— 1 night
Travel:  6​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cardiff

2
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: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, get great views at Anzac Hill, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and view the masterpieces at This is Aboriginal Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs day trip app .

Cardiff, UK to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 9 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in March, things will get much hotter in Alice Springs: highs are around 40°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

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

1
night
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Ormiston Gorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

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.
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, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 6th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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