22 days in Alice Springs, New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Alice Springs, New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Alice Springs, New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  30​h
1
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
2
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Albury
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and make a trip to Ormiston Gorge.

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London, UK to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Alice Springs is 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 40°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Leura to Katoomba to see The Three Sisters about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, trek along The Giant Stairway, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and get great views at Govetts Leap.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Leura online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Alice Springs to Leura in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in November, with highs in Leura at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls Lake
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
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 The Royal Botanic Garden, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney online attractions planner .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Leura in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Albury.

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

2
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 23rd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden, then learn about winemaking at Pfeiffer Wines, then do a tasting at Gooramadda Olives, and finally explore the activities along Lake Hume. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Murray River Trail.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Albury online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Albury takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Albury. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pfeiffer Wines, Gooramadda Olives
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 29th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albury to Melbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Albury, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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