21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

4
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 outdoors at Mandurah Cruises and Scarborough Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cottesloe Beach and Lane Pool Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Caversham Wildlife Park in Whiteman (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. When traveling from London in December, plan for much warmer days in Perth, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Lane Pool Reserve, Mandurah Cruises, Cottesloe Beach
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Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alice Springs Desert Park and Trephina Gorge Nature Park. Take a break from the city and head to Alice Springs Reptile Centre and The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get a bit warmer in Alice Springs: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get outside with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
nights
Cairns

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Mossman Gorge and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). There's more to do: engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre and view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Rex Lookout, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday maker app .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in January, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Jenolan Caves
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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