22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Coober Pedy
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Birdsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Marree
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Simpson
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, historic sites, nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, make a trip to Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest, get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy road trip planning website .

Melbourne to Coober Pedy is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Coober Pedy, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

5
nights
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park. It doesn't end there: get outside with Birdsville Races and admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Red Sand Dune.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Birdsville trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Birdsville in 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Birdsville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll set off for Marree on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Birdsville

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

4
nights
Marree

Marree ©
Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. Explore Marree's surroundings by going to Aroona Dam Sanctuary (in Leigh Creek) and Farina (in Lyndhurst). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mutonia Sculpture Park, get engrossed in the history at Tom Kruse Museum, and delve into the mystery of Marree Man.

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

Drive from Birdsville to Marree in 22 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll set off for Simpson on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Marree

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Farina, Aroona Dam Sanctuary
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Farina ©
Farina
Mutonia Sculpture Park ©
Mutonia Sculpture Park
Marree Man ©
Marree Man

4
nights
Simpson

Simpson ©
Simpson is a small town in the Western District of Victoria Australia. Simpson Desert has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Otway Blueberries PYO (in Gellibrand) and Beech Forest (The Redwoods, Triplet Falls, & more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Gorge Chocolates, explore the activities along Lake Cobden, do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, and snap pictures at Timboon Rail Trestle Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Simpson driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Marree to Simpson with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Simpson

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Forrest, Timboon, Otway Estate Brewery Outlet, Otway Blueberries PYO
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Simpson Desert ©
Simpson Desert
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods

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