21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Traralgon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Bendigo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Oodnadatta
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Hawker
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
12
Broken Hill
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
13
Mildura
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Traralgon

Traralgon ©
Traralgon's nightlife is concentrated around Kay, Grey, and Franklin Streets, where lines of restaurants and bars entertain visitors and locals alike.
On the 4th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Gippsland Plains Rail Trail. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Walhalla Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Walhalla Tramline Walkway, then contemplate the long history of Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine, and finally stroll through Mushroom Rocks.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Traralgon online sightseeing planner .

Melbourne to Traralgon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Traralgon

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Walhalla, Mushroom Rocks
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Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine ©
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
Walhalla Cemetery ©
Walhalla Cemetery

2
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, admire all the interesting features of Central Deborah Gold Mine, then explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Maldon General Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, don't miss a visit to Maldon Dredge and Dragline, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bendigo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Traralgon to Bendigo takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Maldon
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Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Visiting Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Warrnambool side-trips: Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge & London Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Warrnambool day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Warrnambool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake. On your second day here, Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Centenary Tower, browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, then take in the exciting artwork at Riddoch Art Gallery, and finally Head underground at Cave Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip website .

Drive from Warrnambool to Mount Gambier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Mount Gambier, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 16th (Fri), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station.

Discover how to plan a Kings Canyon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon by car takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Tours
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Helicopter Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Talapi, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oodnadatta.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

1
day
Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta ©
Oodnadatta, in the Australian state of South Australia, is a small town surrounded by an area of 7800km2 with cattle stations in arid pastoral rangelands close to the Simpson Desert, 1011km north of Adelaide and 112 m above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): snap pictures at Algebuckina Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oodnadatta online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Oodnadatta takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Coober Pedy.
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Algebuckina Bridge ©
Algebuckina Bridge

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, then take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy attractions planner .

Drive from Oodnadatta to Coober Pedy in 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

1
night
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 21st (Wed): learn about all things military at RSL Military Museum, then view the masterpieces at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Augusta road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. In August, daily temperatures in Port Augusta can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Hawker.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Museums Parks Shopping
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1
night
Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hawker tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Port Augusta to Hawker by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature
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Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Flinders Ranges National Park

1
day
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Broken Hill trip planner .

You can drive from Hawker to Broken Hill in 5 hours. August in Broken Hill sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery

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 24th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead, then examine the collection at Mildura Holden Motor Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery, and finally learn about all things military at RAAF Memorial & Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mildura day trip app .

Getting from Broken Hill to Mildura by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mildura, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mildura

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Mildura Holden Motor Museum
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Mildura Holden Motor Museum ©
Mildura Holden Motor Museum

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