14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, then browse the exhibits of Elfotography Hervey Bay, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Australiana Cottage Crafts, then admire the landmark architecture of Maryborough City Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Mary Ann Steam Locomotive.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Hervey Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hervey Bay, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Maryborough
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Maryborough City Hall ©
Maryborough City Hall

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). Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seventeen Seventy trip planner .

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Seventeen Seventy in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Seventeen Seventy are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Nature Parks Wildlife
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1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): browse the exhibits of Rockhampton Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, then get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, and finally get to know the resident critters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rockhampton trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Seventeen Seventy to Rockhampton in 3 hours. Traveling from Seventeen Seventy in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rockhampton, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Emerald.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village

1
night
Emerald

Emerald ©
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at The Plaza @ Emerald, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam, and finally make a trip to Emerald Train Station.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Emerald vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Emerald takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hughenden.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Botanic Gardens ©
Botanic Gardens
Emerald Train Station ©
Emerald Train Station
The Plaza @ Emerald ©
The Plaza @ Emerald

1
day
Hughenden

Hughenden ©
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Porcupine Gorge National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hughenden trip builder .

Getting from Emerald to Hughenden by car takes about 7.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hughenden are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Winton.

Things to do in Hughenden

Nature Parks
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Porcupine Gorge National Park ©
Porcupine Gorge National Park

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 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, see the interesting displays at Waltzing Matilda Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Winton online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hughenden to Winton in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Longreach.

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
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Longreach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Longreach tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Winton to Longreach in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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1
day
Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. On the 7th (Sun), snap pictures at Angellala Creek Bridge, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Outback Native Timber Walk, and finally identify plant and animal life at Charleville Bilby Experience.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Charleville route maker app .

Getting from Longreach to Charleville by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Longreach in July, with highs in Charleville at 24°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Charleville

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Charleville Bilby Experience ©
Charleville Bilby Experience

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night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is a town and locality in the Western Downs district of Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Booringa Heritage Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mitchell trip maker tool .

Getting from Charleville to Mitchell by car takes about 2 hours. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums
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Booringa Heritage Museum ©
Booringa Heritage Museum

4
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 outdoors at Australia Zoo and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Chenrezig Institute and Sunshine Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Mitchell to Brisbane with the Route module. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sunshine Castle, Chenrezig Institute, Australia Zoo, Sea World Theme Park, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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