23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denpasar, Bali
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
St Kilda
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Werribee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Dandenong
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Mosman
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Denpasar, Bali

3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin holiday planner.

Denpasar, Indonesia to Darwin is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denpasar to Darwin is 1 hour. December in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil 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 30th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, brush up on your military savvy at Alice Springs RSL War Museum, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs day trip planning site .

Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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.
On the 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Scienceworks, take in the waterfront at St Kilda Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St Kilda trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to St Kilda in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in St Kilda, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Werribee.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Scienceworks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier

1
night
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Werribee River Park, then meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria State Rose Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Werribee trip planner .

Werribee is just a stone's throw from St Kilda. In January in Werribee, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Dandenong.

Things to do in Werribee

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Victoria State Rose Garden ©
Victoria State Rose Garden
Werribee River Park ©
Werribee River Park

1
night
Dandenong

Dandenong ©
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park and then head outdoors with Trees Adventure.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dandenong trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Werribee to Dandenong in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Dandenong

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park ©

5
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 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online tour planner .

Drive from Dandenong to Melbourne in an hour. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mosman.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mosman online journey maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Mosman by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mosman, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Mosman

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Vaucluse House
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning app .

Sydney is just a stone's throw from Mosman. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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