58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Cowra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Coonabarabran
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Goondiwindi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Chinchilla
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Roma
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Carnarvon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Emerald
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Longreach
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Winton
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Mount Isa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Darwin
— 13 nights
Drive:  11​h
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 19 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Canberra

1
night
Cowra

Cowra ©
Cowra is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Australia's World Peace Bell, then take in the exciting artwork at Cowra Regional Art Gallery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese War Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowra trip planner.

Canberra to Cowra is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Cowra

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Japanese War Cemetery ©
Japanese War Cemetery
Cowra Regional Art Gallery ©
Cowra Regional Art Gallery

3
nights
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Visiting Warrumbungle National Park and Nelson Park will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Siding Spring Observatory and Crystal Kingdom capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Coolah Tops National Park (in Coolah), Sculptures in the Scrub Trail (in Baradine) and Gilgandra Rural Museum (in Gilgandra). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Pilliga National Park and see the interesting displays at Crystal Kingdom Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coonabarabran driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cowra to Coonabarabran in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Coonabarabran can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Goondiwindi.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coolah Tops National Park, Gilgandra Rural Museum, Sculptures in the Scrub Trail
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory
Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park
Crystal Kingdom ©
Crystal Kingdom

1
night
Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi
→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens of the Western Woodlands, don't miss a visit to Gunsynd The Goondiwindi Grey, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Goondiwindi holiday builder website .

You can drive from Coonabarabran to Goondiwindi in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Chinchilla.

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Parks Historic Sites
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4
nights
Chinchilla

Chinchilla ©
Chinchilla is a town and a locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Miles Historical Village Museum and Chinchilla Historical Museum. Get some cultural insight at Jimbour and Meandarra Anzac Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chinchilla: Dalby (Dalby Library, Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, & more).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chinchilla day trip app .

Traveling by car from Goondiwindi to Chinchilla takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Roma.

Things to do in Chinchilla

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dalby, Jimbour, Miles Historical Village Museum, Meandarra Anzac Memorial Museum
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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Miles Historical Village Museum ©
Miles Historical Village Museum
Jimbour ©
Jimbour
Lake Broadwater Conservation Park ©
Lake Broadwater Conservation Park

4
nights
Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Visit Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue and St Paul's Anglican Church Roma for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calico Cottage Crafts and Romavilla Winery. It doesn't end there: make a trip to The Big Rig.

Plan trip to Roma with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Chinchilla to Roma by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will leave for Carnarvon National Park on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Roma

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calico Cottage Crafts
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Romavilla Winery ©
Romavilla Winery
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma ©
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma
The Big Rig ©
The Big Rig

2
nights
Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park ©
On the 13th (Mon), head outdoors with Bandana Station Sunsets. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Carnarvon Gorge.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carnarvon National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Roma to Carnarvon National Park takes 7 hours. You'll set off for Emerald on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bandana Station Sunsets
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Bandana Station Sunsets ©
Bandana Station Sunsets

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): walk around Vicki Peters Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Plaza @ Emerald, then contemplate the long history of Emerald Train Station, and finally explore the galleries of Emerald Art Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Emerald tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Carnarvon National Park to Emerald in 9.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Emerald

Shopping Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
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The Plaza @ Emerald ©
The Plaza @ Emerald
Emerald Train Station ©
Emerald Train Station
Vicki Peters Park ©
Vicki Peters Park

4
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 Langenbaker House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum and Outback Pics. Take a break from Longreach with a short trip to Wellshot Centre in Ilfracombe, about 40 minutes away. 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, make a trip to Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, and look for gifts at Spinifex Collections.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Longreach road trip planning site .

You can drive from Emerald to Longreach in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Emerald in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Longreach: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
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1
night
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre, see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum, and then look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Winton road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Winton takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Shopping
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Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre

4
nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Outback at Isa and Burke&Wills Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Moondarra and Mount Isa Family Fun Park.

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

You can drive from Winton to Mount Isa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Mount Isa are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for Darwin on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Burke&Wills Monument
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Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Hard Times Mine ©
Hard Times Mine

13
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and Tactile Arts. Take a break from the city and head to Mindil Beach and Wangi Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole, Florence Falls, & more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Isa to Darwin. Traveling from Mount Isa in January, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Mary River National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 7:
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

19
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walpa Gorge and Walkatjara Art. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Step out of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to go to Alice Springs and see Curtin Springs, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, make a trip to Uluru, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route builder website .

You can fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Darwin in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Curtin Springs
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 26:
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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