45 days in Alice Springs, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

45 days in Alice Springs, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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45 days in Alice Springs, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Coober Pedy
Drive:  7​h
1
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  32​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 39 nights
End: Sydney


1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get great views at Anzac Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the next day, examine the collection at The Residency and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs online trip maker .

Coober Pedy to Alice Springs is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Walking tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then make a trip to Cathedral Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane route planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in December, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

39
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get some cultural insight at Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: The Crommelin Native Arboretum (in Pearl Beach), Blackheath (Logan Brae Orchard & Perry's Lookdown) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Bridal Veil Falls, & more). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Megalong Valley, Manly, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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