21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wellington Point
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Longreach
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Cloncurry
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Port Pirie
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
10
Broken Hill
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Tamworth
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Wellington Point

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is a town and locality in the Western Downs district of Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Booringa Heritage Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Mitchell road trip planner.

Wellington Point to Mitchell is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You will leave for Longreach on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums
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Booringa Heritage Museum ©
Booringa Heritage Museum

3
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at Longreach, then view the masterpieces at Outback Pics, and finally don't miss a visit to Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House and then get outside with Spirit of the Outback Train.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Longreach online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Mitchell to Longreach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Longreach, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cloncurry.

Things to do in Longreach

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
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Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum ©
Langenbaker House ©
Langenbaker House

1
night
Cloncurry

Cloncurry
Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Burke&Wills Monument and then take in the exciting artwork at Dr David Harvey-Sutton Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cloncurry trip itinerary website .

Drive from Longreach to Cloncurry in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Longreach in July since evenings lows in Cloncurry dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Cloncurry

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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1
night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Kundjarra (the Pebbles), then pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk, and finally explore and take pictures at Kelly's Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Battery Hill Mining Centre and then explore the activities along Lake Mary Ann.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tennant Creek trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cloncurry to Tennant Creek in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Tennant Creek can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station ©
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station
Kelly's Ranch ©
Kelly's Ranch

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Tennant Creek in July, things will get slightly colder in Alice Springs: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. On the 5th (Fri), you're off toKings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Kings Creek Station and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Watarrka National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kings Canyon day trip planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon by car takes about 5.5 hours. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Wildlife Trails Parks

Side Trip

Watarrka National Park
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Helicopter Tours
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuniya Walk and Field of Light. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Walpa Gorge, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 11th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Dog Fence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Winch.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy trip builder tool .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Another option is to 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 (Fri) so you can travel to Port Pirie.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites Shopping
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Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church
Big Winch ©
Big Winch

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night
Port Pirie

Port Pirie ©
Port Pirie is the sixth most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Port Lincoln. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Wirrabara Forest and then take an in-depth tour of Port Pirie National Trust Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Pirie sightseeing planner .

Getting from Coober Pedy to Port Pirie by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. July in Port Pirie sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Port Pirie

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Germein Jetty, Wirrabara Forest
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Port Germein Jetty ©
Port Germein Jetty

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Broken Hill trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Pirie to Broken Hill takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Port Pirie in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Broken Hill, with lows around 10°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubbo.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Shopping
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Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist ©

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Red Earth Estate and then don't miss a visit to Terramungamine Reserve and Rock Grooves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): walk around Cameron Park, see the interesting displays at Narromine Aviation Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Glen McGrath Statue, and finally get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dubbo trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Broken Hill to Dubbo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Dubbo. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toTamworth.

Things to do in Dubbo

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Narromine, Cameron Park
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Red Earth Estate ©
Red Earth Estate
Cameron Park ©
Cameron Park
Narromine Aviation Museum ©
Narromine Aviation Museum

2
nights
Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 16th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Truck Drivers Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Leconfield.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamworth trip planner .

Getting from Dubbo to Tamworth by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tamworth are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tamworth

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Leconfield
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Leconfield ©
Leconfield
Truck Drivers Memorial ©
Truck Drivers Memorial
Tamworth Regional Gallery ©
Tamworth Regional Gallery

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