20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Yass
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Forbes
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
2
Bourke
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Innamincka
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h
4
Birdsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Port Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Mildura
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Yass

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Forbes

Forbes ©
Forbes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at McFeeters Motor Museum, get engrossed in the history at Forbes Historical Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Forbes Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Forbes trip maker .

Yass to Forbes is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Forbes

Museums Historic Sites
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McFeeters Motor Museum ©
McFeeters Motor Museum
Forbes Historical Museum ©
Forbes Historical Museum
Forbes Cemetery ©
Forbes Cemetery

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night
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Gundabooka National Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Bourke Historic Wharf.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bourke road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Forbes to Bourke takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Innamincka.

Things to do in Bourke

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Gundabooka National Park ©
Gundabooka National Park
Bourke Historic Wharf ©
Bourke Historic Wharf

1
night
Innamincka

Innamincka
Innamincka is a small settlement in north-east South Australia, with a population of only 12. On the 4th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Cullymurra Waterhole.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Innamincka online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bourke to Innamincka in 13 hours. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Innamincka

Parks Wildlife
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Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. On the 5th (Thu), admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Red Sand Dune. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Birdsville Races.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Birdsville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innamincka to Birdsville takes 14 hours. In September, daytime highs in Birdsville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. 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

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Step out of the city life by going to Alice Springs Desert Park and The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get great views at Anzac Hill, and examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Birdsville to Alice Springs takes 28 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kuniya Walk and Valley of the Winds. Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and then examine the collection at Old Timers Mine & Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Coober Pedy, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Nature Parks
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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Remarkable National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Powell Gardens, get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, then admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Augusta tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. Expect slightly colder evenings in Port Augusta when traveling from Coober Pedy in September, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Powell Gardens, Mount Remarkable National Park
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Mount Remarkable National Park ©
Mount Remarkable National Park
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©

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nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adelaide Oval and Smith Brothers Walking Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Glenelg Beach and Aldinga Beach. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planner .

You can drive from Port Augusta to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Port Augusta, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Smith Brothers Walking Trail, Glenelg Beach, Henley Beach, Aldinga Beach
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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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 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Old Wentworth Gaol, admire the masterpieces at Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead, and then find something for the whole family at Putt Putt Family Fun Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mildura road trip planning website .

Getting from Adelaide to Mildura by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mildura: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mildura

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Old Wentworth Gaol
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Old Wentworth Gaol ©
Old Wentworth Gaol

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