21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Blue Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Zurich


6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route website .

Zurich, Switzerland 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 train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In November, Sydney is much warmer than Zurich - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and look for gifts at Miami Marketta.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then look for gifts at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Alice Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in November: highs in Alice Springs hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
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 22nd (Thu), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, make a trip to Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Hartley Historic Site are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Lennox Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blue Mountains National Park: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Blackheath (Logan Brae Orchard & Gallery Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, get great views at Govetts Leap, take in nature's colorful creations at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, and hike along Grand Canyon track.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Blue Mountains National Park driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Blue Mountains National Park. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, things will get little chillier in Blue Mountains National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Lennox Bridge, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Hartley Historic Site, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Hartley Historic Site ©
Hartley Historic Site

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