11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get outside with Simpsons Gap, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ormiston Gorge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits, then explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and finally view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner .

Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Outdoors Nature
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2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, examine the collection at Queensland Maritime Museum, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shorncliffe Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane route site .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Whitsunday Island tour app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. February in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Visit The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip tool .

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in February, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Nan Tien Temple
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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