17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Cobar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
White Cliffs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Tibooburra
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Innamincka
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Cunnamulla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Lightning Ridge
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): browse the collection at Macquarie Regional Library, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubbo route app .

Sydney to Dubbo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dubbo, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cobar.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Historic Sites
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Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

1
night
Cobar

Cobar ©
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. On the 10th (Sun), stroll around Cobar Miners Heritage Park, then get engrossed in the history at Great Cobar Heritage Centre, then get great views at Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount Grenfell Historic Site.

Start your trip to Cobar by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Cobar takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cobar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to White Cliffs.

Things to do in Cobar

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Great Cobar Heritage Centre ©
Great Cobar Heritage Centre
Mount Grenfell Historic Site ©
Mount Grenfell Historic Site

1
night
White Cliffs

White Cliffs ©
White Cliffs is a small town in outback New South Wales in Australia, in Central Darling Shire. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with White Cliffs.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the White Cliffs day trip planner .

Getting from Cobar to White Cliffs by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in White Cliffs

Outdoors
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White Cliffs ©
White Cliffs

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 12th (Tue): get great views at Mundi Mundi Lookout, explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, then explore the galleries of Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, and finally examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre. On the next day, Head underground at Day Dream Mine, then identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at School of the Air.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Broken Hill road trip tool .

You can drive from White Cliffs to Broken Hill in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Broken Hill are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tibooburra.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial

4
nights
Tibooburra

Tibooburra ©
Tibooburra is a town in the far northwest of New South Wales, Australia, located 1187km from the state capital, Sydney. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Sturt National Park. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Cameron's Corner.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tibooburra travel planner.

You can drive from Broken Hill to Tibooburra in 4 hours. You'll set off for Innamincka on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Tibooburra

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Cameron's Corner
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Cameron's Corner ©
Cameron's Corner

4
nights
Innamincka

Innamincka
Innamincka is a small settlement in north-east South Australia, with a population of only 12. Innamincka is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cullymurra Waterhole.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Innamincka itinerary maker .

You can drive from Tibooburra to Innamincka in 7 hours. You'll set off for Cunnamulla on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Innamincka

Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. On the 22nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Cunnamulla Railway Station and then explore the world behind art at Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery and Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cunnamulla driving holiday website .

You can drive from Innamincka to Cunnamulla in 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Museums
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1
night
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, then view the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand, and then explore the historical opulence of Amigos Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lightning Ridge trip site .

Getting from Cunnamulla to Lightning Ridge by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mudgee.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand

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night
Mudgee

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge, then learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, and then do a tasting at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mudgee road trip planning website .

You can drive from Lightning Ridge to Mudgee in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. In May in Mudgee, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mudgee

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Distillery Tours
Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery

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