11 days in Country New South Wales Itinerary

11 days in Country New South Wales Itinerary

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11 days in Country New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  25​h
1
Bathurst
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Goulburn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Salt Lake City

1
day
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): trek along Kangaroo Boundary Road Reserve, steep yourself in history at Miss Traill’s House, then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral Bathurst, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John.

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Salt Lake City, USA to Bathurst is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Bathurst at 66°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Bathurst

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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All Saints Cathedral Bathurst ©
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst

1
night
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mudgee trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bathurst to Mudgee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dubbo.

Things to do in Mudgee

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve ©
Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dubbo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mudgee to Dubbo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dubbo can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Parkes.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Shoyoen Japanese Garden ©
Shoyoen Japanese Garden

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Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 10th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at War Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Memorial Hill Lookout, look and learn at Parkes Radio Telescope, see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, then see the interesting displays at McFeeters Motor Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Forbes Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Parkes online visit planner .

You can drive from Dubbo to Parkes in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Goulburn.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Forbes
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
McFeeters Motor Museum ©
McFeeters Motor Museum
War Memorial ©
War Memorial

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night
Goulburn

Goulburn ©
Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195km south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90km north-east of Canberra. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, get engrossed in the history at Riversdale Historic Homestead, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Garroorigang Historic Home.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goulburn trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Parkes to Goulburn takes 3.5 hours. In September in Goulburn, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Goulburn

Historic Sites Museums
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Garroorigang Historic Home ©
Garroorigang Historic Home
Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy ©
Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy
St. Saviour's Cathedral ©
St. Saviour's Cathedral

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian War Memorial and National Museum of Australia. Let the collections at National Gallery of Australia and Questacon capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Floriade, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead, and pause for some serene contemplation at Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Canberra holiday planner.

You can drive from Goulburn to Canberra in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Goulburn in September, things will get a bit cooler in Canberra: highs are around 63°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon
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