5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Lithgow
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Bathurst
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Orange
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Lightning Ridge
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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Lithgow

Lithgow ©
Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Berghofer's Pass and then steep yourself in history at Blackfellows Hand Cave.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lithgow road trip planning site .

Sydney to Lithgow is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Sydney in September, Lithgow is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Bathurst.

Things to do in Lithgow

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave

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Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): join the crowd at Mount Panorama, see the interesting displays at National Motor Racing Museum, see the interesting displays at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Abercrombie House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bathurst online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lithgow to Bathurst in an hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lithgow in September: high temperatures in Bathurst hover around 22°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Orange.

Things to do in Bathurst

Museums Historic Sites
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Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum ©
National Motor Racing Museum ©
National Motor Racing Museum
Mount Panorama ©
Mount Panorama

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Orange

Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): do a tasting at Word of Mouth, do a tasting at Orange Mountain Wines, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Orange trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Bathurst to Orange takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Orange can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Dubbo.

Things to do in Orange

Tours Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and then browse the collection at Macquarie Regional Library.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubbo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Orange to Dubbo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Dubbo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Dubbo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

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Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. On the 4th (Fri), explore the galleries of Chambers of The Black Hand, then stop by Lost Sea Opals, then browse the exhibits of John Murray Art Gallery, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lightning Ridge day trip planner.

Drive from Dubbo to Lightning Ridge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Shopping Museums Nature
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John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
Lost Sea Opals ©
Lost Sea Opals

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