15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Lyndoch
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Nuriootpa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get outdoors at Kuniya Walk and Kata Tjuta. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): get answers to all your questions at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, view the masterpieces at Talapi, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally browse the exhibits of Jila Arts.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lyndoch.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

1
day
Lyndoch

Lyndoch ©
Lyndoch is a town in Barossa Valley, located on the Barossa Valley Highway between Gawler and Tanunda, 58 km northeast of Adelaide. On the 13th (Thu), learn about winemaking at St Hugo Wines, then do a tasting at Flaxman Wines, then do a tasting at TeAro Estate, and finally do a tasting at Kellermeister.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyndoch itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Alice Springs to Lyndoch with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in December, with highs in Lyndoch at 33°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Nuriootpa.

Things to do in Lyndoch

Wineries

Side Trips

St Hugo Wines, Flaxman Wines, TeAro Estate
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Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines
Kellermeister ©
Kellermeister
TeAro Estate ©
TeAro Estate

3
nights
Nuriootpa

Nuriootpa ©
Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. Get some cultural insight at Murray Street Vineyards and Langmeil Winery. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nuriootpa online attractions planner .

Nuriootpa is just a short distance from Lyndoch. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

Wineries

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Whistler Wines, Brockenchack Wines, Seppeltsfield
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carrickalinga Beach and Aldinga Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rundle Mall and South Australian Museum. Dedicate the 21st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Nuriootpa to Adelaide in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Ashton Hills Vineyard, Aldinga Beach, Semaphore Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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