24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Tennant Creek
— 1 day
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Leigh Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hawker
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Mildura
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Echuca
— 2 nights
8
Albury
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

1
day
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Battery Hill Mining Centre, then explore the activities along Lake Mary Ann, and then appreciate the history behind John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tennant Creek trip itinerary planning app .

Darwin to Tennant Creek is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre

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.
On the 6th (Thu), get outside with Simpsons Gap and then don't miss a visit to Ormiston Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, examine the collection at Old Ghan Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre, then examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs online holiday planner .

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Tennant Creek in December, Alice Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Get in touch with nature at Breakaways Conservation Park and Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. Old Timers Mine and Serbian Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Big Miner, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Leigh Creek.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

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

1
night
Leigh Creek

Leigh Creek ©
Leigh Creek is a coal-mining town in eastern central South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Aroona Dam Sanctuary. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at Beltana and then identify plant and animal life at Warraweena Conservation Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Leigh Creek trip planner .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Leigh Creek in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In December in Leigh Creek, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Leigh Creek

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beltana, Warraweena Conservation Park
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Aroona Dam Sanctuary ©
Aroona Dam Sanctuary
Beltana ©
Beltana

3
nights
Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Wilpena Panorama and Arkaroo Rock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Flinders Ranges National Park and Yourambulla Caves. Explore Hawker's surroundings by going to Flinders Ranges National Park (Wilpena Pound, Brachina Gorge Geological Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Jeff Morgan Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hawker travel route planner .

Drive from Leigh Creek to Hawker in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Flinders Ranges National Park
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Brachina Gorge Geological Trail ©
Brachina Gorge Geological Trail
Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

3
nights
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Get a sense of the local culture at RAAF Memorial & Museum and Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead. Escape the urban bustle at Mungo National Park and Orange World. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery, take in the exciting artwork at The Art Vault, do a tasting at Cappa Stone Wines, and explore the activities along Murray River.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mildura trip planner .

Getting from Hawker to Mildura by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Mildura

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Buronga, Cappa Stone Wines, Murray River, Mungo National Park, Old Wentworth Gaol
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Old Wentworth Gaol ©
Old Wentworth Gaol
Orange World ©
Orange World

2
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, tee off at Rich River Golf Club, and then examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Gunbower National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Echuca route planning tool .

Getting from Mildura to Echuca by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Albury.

Things to do in Echuca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gunbower National Park, Rich River Golf Club
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©
Gunbower National Park ©
Gunbower National Park

5
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Get in touch with nature at Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pfeiffer Wines and Campbells Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to Bharatralia Jungle Camp (in Mitta Mitta), Beechworth Historic Courthouse (in Beechworth) and Brown Brothers (in Milawa). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, appreciate the history behind Monument Hill, and do a tasting at Morris Wines.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Albury trip planning website .

You can drive from Echuca to Albury in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Albury can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rutherglen, Brown Brothers, Bonegilla Migrant Experience, Beechworth Historic Courthouse, Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board
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Falls Creek Alpine Resort ©
Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines

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