25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  32​h
End: Exeter

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.
Visit The Rocks and St Thomas Becket Church for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Escape the urban bustle at The National Pass and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Faulconbridge Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blue Mountains National Park: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge) and Birdwood Gully Park (in Springwood). There's much more to do: hike along Grand Canyon track, stroll through Cathedral of Ferns Walk, admire all the interesting features of Lincoln's Rock, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Blue Mountains National Park road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Blue Mountains National Park, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Faulconbridge, Bilpin, Lawson, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

4
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.
Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Reptile Centre will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Talapi. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Mountains National Park to Alice Springs. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in September: highs in Alice Springs hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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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

4
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.
Kuniya Walk and Uluru Hiking Path are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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