23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Mackay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Scitech and The Fremantle Round House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caversham Wildlife Park and Elizabeth Quay. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Mandurah (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip app .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. In September, daytime highs in Perth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Fremantle Round House, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Perth to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in September, expect nights in Alice Springs to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Valley of the Winds. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Kuniya Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at KickArts Contemporary Arts and Bones and Jones. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Kuranda to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 16th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Town Beach, cool off at Bluewater Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Bucasia Beach, and finally walk around Gooseponds.

Make your Mackay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Mackay with the Route module. In September in Mackay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Archer National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rockhampton trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Mackay to Rockhampton takes 4 hours. September in Rockhampton sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Mount Archer National Park ©
Mount Archer National Park

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallery of Modern Art and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Step off the beaten path and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Museum of Brisbane. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Moffat Beach and explore the landscape on two wheels at Kedron Brook Bikeway.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Rockhampton to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rockhampton in September, you will find days in Brisbane are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Scenic Walkway. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 24th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Broome day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Broome in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Broome is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Broome hover around 38°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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