36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  29​h
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Prague

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Aquascene will thrill your kids. Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Crazy Acres, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, explore the activities along Lake Alexander, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip maker app .

Prague, Czech Republic to Darwin is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Darwin is 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in August: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 37°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Crazy Acres
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

5
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.
Kids will enjoy The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, get a taste of the local shopping with Talapi, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in August: highs in Alice Springs hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Owen Springs Reserve ©
Owen Springs Reserve

10
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, identify plant and animal life at Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve, Daintree National Park, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

11
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass, Lincoln's Rock, & more), Wind Eroded Cave (in Blackheath) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip website .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Mosman, Wentworth Falls, Wind Eroded Cave, Jenolan Caves
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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