I am looking to do a trip to Australia between July and November and would appreciate feedback from Australia experts here on some questions I had even after going through guides.
My estimate is that I'll have two full weeks to fill and would like to see as much as I can. I intend to take internal flights between cities. My (4) points of interest are: Sydney/Blue Mountains, Cairns, Alice Springs/Uluru and Melbourne/Vicinity (Again, if there is something you think I am really missing out on, would love to know.
*Time - I'm a pretty active traveller, but even so, is it possible to get a reasonable taste of all 4 destinations within 2 weeks using internal flights (Cost isn't an issue)
*Weather - If combining these multiple destinations, what would be my optimal time to go between July and November?
*Getting Around - I'm a right-side driver, so renting a car is out of the question. Should I be budgeting a lot for private transportation?
*Schedule - Hypothetically, I was thinking:
Sydney - Would like 3-4 days to unwind, explore the city and have a day for the Blue Mountains
Cairns - Does not seem like the city itself has a lot to see, but 2-3 days to go to the surrounding areas
Alice springs/Uluru - 2-3 days to check out the National Park
Melbourne - 2-3 days including Yarra Valley
Any thoughts and suggestions on how to make the best of this timespan? any other advice? Sydney and Alice Springs/Uluru are non-negotiable for me given that one is my transit point and another is just too amazing to miss up, but I still feel "unconvinced" by Melbourne and Cairns. Thanks in advance.