19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Yass
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bourke
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Birdsville
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Port Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Mildura
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Yass
— 1 night
End: Yass

3
nights
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Step out of Bourke with an excursion to Byrock Rock Holes in Byrock--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Gundabooka National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Back O'Bourke Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre, take in panoramic vistas at Bourke Historic Wharf, take in the exciting artwork at Back O' Bourke Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Mulgowan (Yapa) Aboriginal Rock Art Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourke road trip planning tool .

Yass to Bourke is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Bourke

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Back O' Bourke Gallery, Byrock Rock Holes
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Gundabooka National Park ©
Gundabooka National Park
Back O' Bourke Gallery ©
Back O' Bourke Gallery

1
night
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. On the 6th (Fri), head outdoors with Birdsville Races and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Red Sand Dune.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Birdsville trip planner .

Getting from Bourke to Birdsville by car takes about 13.5 hours. In September in Birdsville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Alice Springs on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Birdsville

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

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, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and have fun and explore at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip builder .

You can drive from Birdsville to Alice Springs in 28 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Walking tours

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 14th (Sat), go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, then look for gifts at Opalios, then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy tour planning tool .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Coober Pedy, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

2
nights
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Homestead Gardens, get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, then take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta with the Route module. Expect slightly colder evenings in Port Augusta when traveling from Coober Pedy in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Shopping Museums
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

1
night
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Bushells On Tenth Ye Olde Lolly Shoppe and then find something for the whole family at Putt Putt Family Fun Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Whisky Distillery, then examine the collection at Mildura Holden Motor Museum, then explore the world behind art at Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead, and finally make a trip to Lock 11.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mildura travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Mildura takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Mildura, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Yass.

Things to do in Mildura

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Mildura Holden Motor Museum
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Mildura Holden Motor Museum ©
Mildura Holden Motor Museum
Bushells On Tenth Ye Olde Lolly Shoppe ©

1
night
Yass

Yass ©
Yass is a town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Council. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): do a tasting at Lake George Winery, do a tasting at Gundog Cork Street Cellar, then look for gifts at robyn rowe chocolates, then learn about winemaking at Jeir Creek Wines, and finally view the masterpieces at Tootsie. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Shaw Wines Cellar Door, then do a tasting at Clonakilla, then do a tasting at McKellar Ridge Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Wily Trout Vineyard.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Yass travel website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mildura to Yass. In September, Yass is little chillier than Mildura - with highs of 20°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yass

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Gundog Cork Street Cellar, Lake George Winery
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Clonakilla ©
Clonakilla
Wily Trout Vineyard ©
Wily Trout Vineyard
McKellar Ridge Wines ©
McKellar Ridge Wines

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