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Sydney to Alice Springs drive

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Sydney to Alice Springs road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sydney to Alice Springs. If you're planning a road trip to Alice Springs, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Sydney
drive for about 3 hours

1:00 pm  Canberra
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:00 pm
drive for about 5 hours

6:52 pm  Hay
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hay
drive for about 3 hours

1:07 pm  Mildura
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:07 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:46 pm  Barossa Valley Wine Region
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Barossa Valley Wine Region
drive for about 3 hours

12:08 pm  Wadlata Outback Centre
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:08 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:23 pm  Glendambo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:23 pm
drive for about 3 hours

8:20 pm  Coober Pedy
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Coober Pedy
drive for about 5.5 hours

3:32 pm  Ghan
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:32 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:52 pm  arrive in Alice Springs

day 4 driving ≈ 8 hours

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Sydney to Alice Springs questions

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LPG Availability, Stopover, Nite Stay  (0 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

Canberra  (24 answers)
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Hay  (2 answers)

Mildura  (2 answers)

Barossa Valley Wine Region  (2 mentions)

Wadlata Outback Centre


Coober Pedy  (3 mentions)


What are some things to do in Alice Springs?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Alice Springs  (9 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Alice Springs to Sydney drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Sydney to Alice Springs. Or get a full Sydney to Alice Springs flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Sydney well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Sydney!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,721 miles
driving time of 28 hours, 37 minutes
Alice Springs is 0:30 hours behind Sydney
163 Sydney travel answers
24 Canberra travel answers
2 Hay travel answers
2 Mildura travel answers
11 Alice Springs travel answers


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