21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  45​min
1
Gymea
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Winton
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Port Augusta
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Gymea

Gymea ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, then get to know the resident critters at Symbio Wildlife Park, then steep yourself in history at Dharawal Aboriginal Engravings Site, and finally walk around Carss Bush Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Figure 8 Pools.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gymea trip planning tool .

Sydney to Gymea is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Winton.

Things to do in Gymea

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal National Park, Carss Bush Park, Symbio Wildlife Park
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:
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Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Carss Bush Park ©
Carss Bush Park

1
night
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Bladensburg National Park. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Winton visit planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gymea to Winton. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Winton

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Qantilda Museum ©
Qantilda Museum

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Alice Springs Desert Park and Ormiston Gorge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Journey the dreaming. On the 29th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, browse the exhibits of Talapi, get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Winton to Alice Springs takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Tours Wildlife
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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

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.
Get outdoors at Kuniya Walk and Uluru. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Breakaways Conservation Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): appreciate the history behind The Big Miner, then look for gifts at Opalios, then examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coober Pedy travel route planning site .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hummock Hill Lookout and Mount Remarkable National Park. Get some historical perspective at Point Lowly Lighthouse and City Heritage Walk. Step out of Port Augusta to go to Wirrabara and see Wirrabara Forest, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and get engrossed in the history at Homestead Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whyalla, Mount Remarkable National Park, Wirrabara Forest
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Remarkable National Park ©
Mount Remarkable National Park
Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout
Point Lowly Lighthouse ©
Point Lowly Lighthouse

2
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Visit Day Dream Mine and Synagogue of the Outback for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary and Living Desert State Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Broken Hill Trades Hall, examine the collection at Silverton Gaol Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at School of the Air, and don't miss a visit to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Broken Hill trip builder app .

Drive from Port Augusta to Broken Hill in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Port Augusta in June since evenings lows in Broken Hill dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Silverton
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Living Desert State Park ©
Living Desert State Park

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 12th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library, then contemplate the long history of Dundullimal Homestead, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine, and finally walk around Cameron Park.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Dubbo trip itinerary builder app .

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 June, plan for little chillier nights in Dubbo, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wellington
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Dundullimal Homestead ©
Dundullimal Homestead

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