40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Horsham
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Alice Springs
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Tiwi Islands
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Batchelor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 11 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
Longreach
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
6
Coonabarabran
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Coolah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Dubbo
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Horsham

9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Head to This is Aboriginal Art and Jila Artsfor some retail therapy. Step out of Alice Springs to go to Hermannsburg and see Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. On the 4th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Tangentyere Artists, and browse the exhibits of Talapi.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planning website .

Horsham to Alice Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Tiwi Islands.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

1
night
Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Islands ©
On the 12th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Tiwi Design.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tiwi Islands travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to Tiwi Islands. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in May: highs in Tiwi Islands hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Tiwi Islands

Shopping Museums
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Tiwi Design ©
Tiwi Design

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Litchfield National Park. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, then relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Batchelor day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tiwi Islands to Batchelor. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

11
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mindil Beach and Darwin Waterfront. Popular historic sites such as St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin are in your itinerary. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 20th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, view the masterpieces at Nomad Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Paul Arnold Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Darwin travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Batchelor to Darwin in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Do some cultural sightseeing at QANTAS Founders Museum and Outback Pics. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Longreach Powerhouse Museum and Longreach. Get out of town with these interesting Longreach side-trips: Ilfracombe (Langenbaker House & Wellshot Centre). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, get outside with Spirit of the Outback Train, stop by Spinifex Collections, and take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Longreach visit planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Longreach in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, Longreach is little chillier than Darwin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
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3
nights
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Take a break from the city and head to Warrumbungle National Park and Sandstone Caves. Kids will enjoy Siding Spring Observatory and The Australia Telescope Compact Array. Change things up with these side-trips from Coonabarabran: Gunnedah (Gunnedah Rural Museum & Porcupine Lookout) and Narrabri Fish Farm (in Narrabri). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Crystal Kingdom, see the sky in a new way at Warrumbungle Observatory, and stroll around Nelson Park.

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You can drive from Longreach to Coonabarabran in 14.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Longreach in May: high temperatures in Coonabarabran hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Coolah.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gunnedah, Narrabri
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Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park
Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory
Gunnedah Rural Museum ©
Gunnedah Rural Museum

1
night
Coolah

Coolah ©
Coolah is a town in the central western part of New South Wales, Australia in Warrumbungle Shire. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Coolah Tops National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coolah online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Coonabarabran to Coolah takes 1.5 hours. June in Coolah sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Coolah

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Coolah Tops National Park ©
Coolah Tops National Park

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Dubbo Gaol and The Henry Parkes Centre. Family-friendly places like Taronga Western Plains Zoo and CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubbo: Wellington (Cameron Park & Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine), Memorial Hill Lookout (in Parkes) and Tiger Bay Wetlands (in Warren). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Dundullimal Homestead, browse the different shops at Riverdale Shopping Centre, don't miss a visit to Western Plains Cultural Centre, and do a tasting at Red Earth Estate.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubbo travel route planning website .

Getting from Coolah to Dubbo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dubbo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Parkes, Wellington, Tiger Bay Wetlands
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol

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