16 days in Melbourne & Alice Springs Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & Alice Springs Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne & Alice Springs Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Sydney

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning website.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Preston Library, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Arltunga Historical Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Anzac Hill. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and view the masterpieces at Talapi.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online attractions planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Alice Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Centre
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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