The Ultimate Trip to Australia

The Ultimate Trip to Australia

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Experience iconic Australia: Sydney's expansive coastline, the red sands of Uluru and the colours of the Great Barrier Reef. This iconic Australian itinerary allows you to experience the country's diverse natural beauty, including Bondi Beach in Sydney, the rugged Australian outback at Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 day

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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've added The Candy Store Leura, The Three Sisters, Manly Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi, The Three Sisters, The Candy Store Leura
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Araluen Cultural Precinct as well as Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. On the 15th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and then admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs visit planning website.

Getting from Sydney to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Alice Springs is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (96°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Field of Light as well as Uluru. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Field of Light.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 99°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Field of Light ©
Field of Light
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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Cairns

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Daintree Discovery Centre, Cape Trib Horse Rides and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Cape Trib Horse Rides, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Highlights from your plan
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park ©
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Story Bridge, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. On the 21st (Mon), take in the views from Story Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

Start your trip to Brisbane by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in January, plan for little chillier days in Brisbane, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Story Bridge ©
Story Bridge

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