23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  30​h
1
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cardiff

3
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.
Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip maker .

Cardiff, UK to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Alice Springs, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cardiff in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route builder site .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 24th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation builder site .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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