27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Port Macquarie
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Toowoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Roma
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Blackall
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Longreach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Winton
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Cloncurry
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Camooweal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Wauchope
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Yulara
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
13
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
14
Woomera
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
15
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
16
Dubbo
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Port Macquarie

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night
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Toowoomba day trip planning tool .

Port Macquarie to Toowoomba is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Toowoomba, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Roma.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spring Bluff
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Spring Bluff ©
Spring Bluff

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night
Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 27th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, and then don't miss a visit to The Big Rig.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Roma road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Toowoomba to Roma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Blackall.

Things to do in Roma

Historic Sites
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St Paul's Anglican Church Roma ©
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma
The Big Rig ©
The Big Rig

1
night
Blackall

Blackall ©
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Blackall day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Roma to Blackall takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Blackall

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Blackall Aquatic Centre ©
Blackall Aquatic Centre
Blackall Woolscour ©
Blackall Woolscour
The Black Stump ©
The Black Stump

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night
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): see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

Start your trip to Longreach by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Blackall to Longreach in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Outback Pics ©
Outback Pics

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 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall and then examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Winton trip planner .

Drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cloncurry.

Things to do in Winton

Museums
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Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Arno's Wall ©
Arno's Wall

2
nights
Cloncurry

Cloncurry ©
Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum and then get engrossed in the history at John Flynn Place Museum & Fred McKay Art Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cloncurry travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Winton to Cloncurry in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In December, daytime highs in Cloncurry are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Camooweal.

Things to do in Cloncurry

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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1
night
Camooweal

Camooweal ©
Camooweal is a small town and locality in the City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Camooweal Caves National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Camooweal trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Cloncurry to Camooweal in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Camooweal

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Camooweal Caves National Park ©
Camooweal Caves National Park

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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Mary Ann, get your bearings at Battery Hill Mining Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tennant Creek trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Camooweal to Tennant Creek takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Tennant Creek are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Wauchope.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre

1
night
Wauchope

Wauchope ©
Wauchope is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wauchope travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Wauchope takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Wauchope

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Road Transport Hall of Fame and National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Araluen Cultural Precinct. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and get outside with Simpsons Gap.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Wauchope to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. January in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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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

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Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
On the 8th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, then get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yulara attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Yulara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Yulara

Museums Shopping Tours
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Wintjiri Arts + Museum ©
Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Helicopter Tours
Red Desert Reptiles ©
Red Desert Reptiles

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner .

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is just a short distance from Yulara. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, get engrossed in the history at Old Timers Mine, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, and finally look for gifts at Opalios.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coober Pedy, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. In January in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Woomera.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

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Woomera

Woomera ©
Woomera, officially Woomera Village, is a town located in the Far North region of South Australia in Australia, approximately north of Adelaide. On the 13th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Woomera Baker Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Woomera Heritage and Visitor Information Centre, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hart.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Woomera online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Woomera in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Coober Pedy in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Woomera, with lows around 23°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Woomera

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Woomera Museum ©
Woomera Museum
Lake Hart ©
Lake Hart

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nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Day Dream Mine, admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of the Outback. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, then don't miss a visit to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, and then view the masterpieces at Silver City Mint and Art Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Broken Hill day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Woomera to Broken Hill takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Woomera in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Broken Hill. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Day Dream Mine
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial

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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.
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery and Old Dubbo Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Warrumbungle National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubbo: Mudgee (Mudgee Honey Haven & The Drip Gorge) and Parkes (CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope & The Henry Parkes Centre). It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Riverdale Shopping Centre and don't miss a visit to Alladins Cave Bottle House.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubbo vacation planner.

Fly from Broken Hill to Dubbo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Dubbo, with lows around 21°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mudgee, Parkes, Warrumbungle National Park
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

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