17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Broome
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
6
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Toronto

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and The Giant Stairway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and visit The Rocks.

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

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, then get engrossed in the history at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally get great views at Anzac Hill.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Step out of the city life by going to Greens Pool and Emu Point. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. When in Albany, make a side trip to see Elephant Rocks in Denmark, approximately Denmark away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, stroll through Middleton Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Albany travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Albany is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then get outside with Staircase To The Moon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Broome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Albany in September, plan for much hotter days in Broome, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Darwin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Territory Wildlife Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Broome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Darwin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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