23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  24​h
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
4
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Kids will enjoy Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Palm Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Horses in Port, Safaris, & more) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Cairns is 9 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Shark Island. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip builder .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Sydney is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Mount Gillen. Kids will appreciate attractions like Alice Springs Desert Park and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and learn about all things military at Alice Springs RSL War Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planning website .

Fly from Sydney to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in July since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Visiting Cottesloe Beach and Swan River will get you outdoors. Attractions like Caversham Wildlife Park and Scarborough Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill), Millendon (Fig Tree Estate & Tyler's Vineyard) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Perth journey maker .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in Perth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Millendon, Fremantle, Trigg Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Matilda Bay Reserve
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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