12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Charleville
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Longreach
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Winton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hughenden
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Sapphire
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Rockhampton
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallery of Modern Art and Nepalese Pagoda. Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Wheel of Brisbane make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Brisbane to go to Oxenford and see Warner Bros. Movie World, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is a town and locality in the Western Downs district of Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 1st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Booringa Heritage Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mitchell online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brisbane to Mitchell. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums
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Booringa Heritage Museum ©
Booringa Heritage Museum

1
night
Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Historic House and Museum, then look and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Outback Native Timber Walk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Charleville Bilby Experience.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charleville trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Charleville takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Charleville Bilby Experience ©
Charleville Bilby Experience
Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Outback Pics.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Longreach trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charleville to Longreach in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Charleville in July, expect Longreach to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Outback Pics ©
Outback Pics

1
night
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, see the interesting displays at Waltzing Matilda Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum.

To plan Winton vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Winton takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hughenden.

Things to do in Winton

Museums
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Qantilda Museum ©
Qantilda Museum
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre

1
night
Hughenden

Hughenden ©
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Porcupine Gorge National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hughenden vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Winton to Hughenden in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hughenden are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sapphire.

Things to do in Hughenden

Nature Parks
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Porcupine Gorge National Park ©
Porcupine Gorge National Park

1
day
Sapphire

Sapphire ©
Sapphire is a town in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Rubyvale Observatory and then stop by Pats Gems Tourist Fossicking Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sapphire tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hughenden to Sapphire in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Hughenden in July, expect nights in Sapphire to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Sapphire

Shopping Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Rubyvale Observatory
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Pats Gems Tourist Fossicking Park ©
Pats Gems Tourist Fossicking Park

1
day
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Rockhampton Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, then get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rockhampton trip planner .

Drive from Sapphire to Rockhampton in 4 hours. July in Rockhampton sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

1
night
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). On the 8th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Seventeen Seventy takes 3 hours. Traveling from Rockhampton in July, Seventeen Seventy is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Nature Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seventeen Seventy to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Traveling from Seventeen Seventy in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hervey Bay, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere ©
Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

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