23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Hamilton Island is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Hamilton Island hover around 35°C and lows are around 28°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 29th (Wed).
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
The Brisbane River has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, walk around Roma Street Parkland, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane route builder website .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in January, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip maker website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fraser Island in February: highs in Sydney hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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 9th (Sun): trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then gain interesting insight with Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 13th (Thu), you're off toMelbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 13th (Thu), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, don't miss a visit to Rundle Mall, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide online route planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in February, expect Adelaide to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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