16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Forbes
Drive:  8​h
1
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
2
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Yulara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Boulia
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Birdsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: Forbes

2
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Broken Hill day trip tool .

Forbes to Broken Hill is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial

3
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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
You've now added Wrightsair to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get a bird's-eye view with Wrightsair and then stop by Opalios. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and finally see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy road trip site .

You can fly from Broken Hill to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Broken Hill in July: highs in Coober Pedy hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Yulara.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wrightsair
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Wrightsair ©
Wrightsair
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

2
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yulara day trip website .

Drive from Coober Pedy to Yulara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Yulara, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Yulara to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boulia.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

1
night
Boulia

Boulia ©
Boulia is a remote outback town and locality in the Shire of Boulia in Central West Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Stonehouse Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boulia road trip planning website .

Drive from Alice Springs to Boulia in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Boulia

Museums
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Stonehouse Museum ©
Stonehouse Museum

3
nights
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Birdsville is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Birdsville Races and explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Birdsville online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Boulia to Birdsville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Birdsville

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

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