7 days in Melbourne & Alice Springs Itinerary

7 days in Melbourne & Alice Springs Itinerary

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7 days in Melbourne & Alice Springs Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of This is Aboriginal Art, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs online journey planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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