22 days in Alice Springs & Cairns Region Itinerary

22 days in Alice Springs & Cairns Region Itinerary

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22 days in Alice Springs & Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  30​h
1
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

7
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.
Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Walking tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Alice Springs to go to West MacDonnell National Park and see Ormiston Gorge, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Olive Pink Botanic Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs itinerary tool .

Berlin, Germany to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Alice Springs is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Ormiston Gorge, Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Walking tours

11
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Annie's Ladies Boutique in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Crystal Cascades, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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