31 days in Melbourne & Surrounds, Outback Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

31 days in Melbourne & Surrounds, Outback Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

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31 days in Melbourne & Surrounds, Outback Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
2
Birdsville
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Mount Isa
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Winton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Longreach
— 2 nights
6
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly + foot:  26​h
End: Birmingham

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 6th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation maker app .

Birmingham, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in July, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Birdsville

Birdsville
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune and then head outdoors with Birdsville Races.

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You can drive from Melbourne to Birdsville in 31.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Birdsville, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Birdsville

Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Mount Isa is known for museums, outdoors, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Lake Moondarra, examine the collection at Outback at Isa, make a trip to Mary Kathleen, and explore and take pictures at Hard Times Mine.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Isa travel website .

Traveling by car from Birdsville to Mount Isa takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Birdsville in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Isa: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Winton.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games
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Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Telstra Hill ©
Telstra Hill
Hard Times Mine ©
Hard Times Mine

2
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Bladensburg National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs and get engrossed in the history at Winton Diamantina HeritageTruck & Machinery Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Winton online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Isa to Winton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House, take some stellar pictures from Camden Park Station, and then take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Longreach road trip app .

You can drive from Winton to Longreach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilfracombe
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Camden Park Station ©
Camden Park Station

8
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Echo Point Lookout). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Longreach to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Longreach, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Nielsen Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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