20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  6​h
1
Mildura
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Burra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Wilpena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Marree
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Birdsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Boulia
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Orroroo
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
11
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Hay
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Carrum Downs
— 1 day
End: Carrum Downs

1
night
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
On the 27th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Mildura tour builder website .

Melbourne to Mildura is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Mildura sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Burra.

Things to do in Mildura

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Parks

Side Trip

Perry Sandhills
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Perry Sandhills ©
Perry Sandhills

1
night
Burra

Burra
Burra is a pastoral centre and historic tourist town in the mid-north of South Australia. For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Burra trip planner .

Getting from Mildura to Burra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly. On the 29th (Mon), you're off toWilpena.

Things to do in Burra

Outdoors Museums Trails
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2
nights
Wilpena

Wilpena ©
On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Bridle Gap and then take some stellar pictures from Wangara Lookout.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wilpena trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Burra to Wilpena takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Wilpena can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Marree.
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Wangara Lookout ©
Wangara Lookout
Bridle Gap ©
Bridle Gap

1
night
Marree

Marree ©
Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Mutonia Sculpture Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marree trip planner .

You can drive from Wilpena to Marree in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Birdsville.
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Mutonia Sculpture Park ©
Mutonia Sculpture Park

2
nights
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get outside with Birdsville Races and then explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Birdsville trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Marree to Birdsville takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Boulia.

Things to do in Birdsville

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races
Big Red Sand Dune ©
Big Red Sand Dune

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Boulia

Boulia ©
Boulia is a remote outback town and locality in the Shire of Boulia in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Stonehouse Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Boulia road trip website .

You can drive from Birdsville to Boulia in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Boulia

Museums
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Stonehouse Museum ©
Stonehouse Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Boulia to Alice Springs in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours
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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.
On the 8th (Wed), hike along Kuniya Walk, don't miss a visit to Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 11th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Opalios, then explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coober Pedy online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Orroroo.

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

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day
Orroroo

Orroroo ©
Orroroo is a town in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia. On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Giant Red Gum Tree.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orroroo travel itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Orroroo with the Route module. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Broken Hill.
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Giant Red Gum Tree ©
Giant Red Gum Tree

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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 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, then take in the architecture and design of School of the Air, and finally get great views at Mundi Mundi Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Day Dream Mine and then identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary.

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

You can drive from Orroroo to Broken Hill in 4 hours. In July in Broken Hill, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hay.

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

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Hay

Hay ©
Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Hay Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Shear Outback, then get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Dunera Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hay route website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Broken Hill to Hay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Carrum Downs.

Things to do in Hay

Museums
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Shear Outback ©
Shear Outback
Hay Gaol Museum ©
Hay Gaol Museum

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Carrum Downs

Carrum Downs
For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carrum Downs trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hay to Carrum Downs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Carrum Downs, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Carrum Downs

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
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