44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Toowoomba
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Alstonville
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Brisbane
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Roma
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Charleville
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Barcaldine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Emerald
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Charters Towers
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Sydney

7
nights
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Explore Toowoomba's surroundings by going to Harrow Homestead and Gardens (in Cambooya), Mount French National Park (in Boonah) and Bunya Mountains National Park (in Bunya Mountains). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden, examine the collection at DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum, don't miss a visit to First Coat Outdoor Gallery, and brush up on your military savvy at Milne Bay Military Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Toowoomba trip planner .

Sydney to Toowoomba is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Toowoomba, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alstonville.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Highfields, Fordsdale horseback Adventures, Bunya Mountains National Park, Crows Nest Soft Drinks, Harrow Homestead and Gardens
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 26:
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Japanese Garden ©
Japanese Garden
Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum

7
nights
Alstonville

Alstonville ©
Alstonville is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia, part of the region known as the Northern Rivers. Get out of town with these interesting Alstonville side-trips: Evans Head (Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, Bundjalung National Park, & more), The Channon (The Channon Craft Market, Protestors Falls, & more) and Nimbin (Nimbin Rocks & Nimbin Craft Galler). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Whian Whian State Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Amaze 'n' Place, relax in the rural setting at Summerland House Farm, and explore the striking landscape of Nightcap National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Alstonville day trip app .

Traveling by car from Toowoomba to Alstonville takes 3.5 hours. July in Alstonville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Alstonville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Channon, Evans Head, New South Wales, Nimbin, Lillian Rock
Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 2:
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Bundjalung National Park ©
Bundjalung National Park
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©
Summerland House Farm ©
Summerland House Farm

12
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Alstonville to Brisbane in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Roma.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Australia Zoo, Parrots in Paradise
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 14:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to The Big Rig, learn about winemaking at Romavilla Winery, then don't miss a visit to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, then get to know the fascinating history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Calico Cottage Crafts.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Roma trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to Roma with the Route module. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Roma

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Calico Cottage Crafts
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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St Paul's Anglican Church Roma ©
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma
The Big Rig ©
The Big Rig

3
nights
Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Charleville is known for childrens museums, wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sky in a new way at Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre, take in the views from Angellala Creek Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Charleville Bilby Experience.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Charleville trip planning site .

You can drive from Roma to Charleville in 3 hours. August in Charleville sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for Barcaldine on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Charleville

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Charleville Bilby Experience ©
Charleville Bilby Experience
Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum

2
nights
Barcaldine

Barcaldine ©
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 20th (Tue), go for a walk through Barcaldine Botanical Walk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lara Wetlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Tree of Knowledge Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Australian Workers Heritage Centre, and then appreciate the history behind The Great Shearer's Strike Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcaldine trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Charleville to Barcaldine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Emerald.

Things to do in Barcaldine

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Lara Wetlands ©
Lara Wetlands
Tree of Knowledge Memorial ©
Tree of Knowledge Memorial
Australian Workers Heritage Centre ©
Australian Workers Heritage Centre

6
nights
Emerald

Emerald ©
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
Explore Emerald's surroundings by going to Clermont (The Stump Flood Memorial, Hoods Lagoon, & more), Rubyvale (Rubyvale Observatory & Miners Heritage) and Old Rainworth Fort (in Springsure). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Blackdown Tableland National Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, explore the galleries of Emerald Art Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at The Plaza @ Emerald, and contemplate the long history of Emerald Train Station.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Emerald trip planner .

Getting from Barcaldine to Emerald by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Emerald are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Clermont, Rubyvale, Blackdown Tableland National Park, Old Rainworth Fort
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Blackdown Tableland National Park ©
Blackdown Tableland National Park
Botanic Gardens ©
Botanic Gardens
The Plaza @ Emerald ©
The Plaza @ Emerald

3
nights
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Charters Towers is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, take a memorable drive along Great Tropical Drive, don't miss a visit to Buckland's Hill, and contemplate the long history of Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charters Towers trip builder tool .

You can drive from Emerald to Charters Towers in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Queensland
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre ©
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park
Zara Clark Museum ©
Zara Clark Museum

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