59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Katoomba
1
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Coonabarabran
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Roma
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Carnarvon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Emerald
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Longreach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Winton
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Mount Isa
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
10
Daly Waters
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Katherine
— 3 nights
bus:  8​h 30​min
12
Kakadu National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h
13
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
16
Timber Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
17
Kununurra
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
18
Purnululu National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
19
Halls Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
20
Fitzroy Crossing
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
21
Broome
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
22
Derby
— 3 nights
End: Derby

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Scenic World Blue Mountains has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a ride on Scenic World Blue Mountains.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Katoomba vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Katoomba. In July in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 3°C at night. You will leave for Coonabarabran on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Blue Mountains National Park
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Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

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Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
You've added Sandstone Caves, Crystal Kingdom, Warrumbungle National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), Head underground at Sandstone Caves. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Warrumbungle Observatory, see the interesting displays at Crystal Kingdom, and then see the sky in a new way at Milroy Observatory.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coonabarabran road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Coonabarabran takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Katoomba in July, you will find days in Coonabarabran are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Nature Parks Museums
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Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park
Milroy Observatory ©
Milroy Observatory
Sandstone Caves ©
Sandstone Caves

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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Amigos Castle, witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore and take pictures at Bevans Cactus Nursery, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley the Emu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kangaroo Hill Complex, view the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand, stop by Down To Earth Opals, look for gifts at Lost Sea Opals, then stop by Opal Cave, and finally examine the collection at Bottle House Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lightning Ridge visit planning tool .

You can drive from Coonabarabran to Lightning Ridge in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Roma.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Shopping Parks Museums
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Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle
The Bottle House Mining Museum ©
The Bottle House Mining Museum
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand

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Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 14th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue and then stop by Calico Cottage Crafts.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Roma itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lightning Ridge to Roma takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Roma

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calico Cottage Crafts
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The Big Rig ©
The Big Rig

4
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Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park
Carnarvon National Park is known for nature and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Carnarvon Gorge.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Carnarvon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Roma to Carnarvon National Park in 7.5 hours. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toEmerald.

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Nature Parks
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Emerald Aquatic Centre.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Emerald road trip planning website .

You can drive from Carnarvon National Park to Emerald in 9.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Emerald are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Longreach.

Things to do in Emerald

Theme Parks
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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout as well as Outback Pioneers. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum and Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Longreach route maker website .

You can drive from Emerald to Longreach in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, daily temperatures in Longreach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
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Highlights from your plan

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Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre and then don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park and then see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Winton online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Longreach to Winton takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Historic Sites
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre

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Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Mount Isa City Lookout and then examine the collection at Outback at Isa.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Isa trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Winton to Mount Isa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mount Isa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Highlights from your plan
Mount Isa City Lookout ©
Mount Isa City Lookout

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Daly Waters

Daly Waters ©
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Daly Waters online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mount Isa to Daly Waters takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll set off for Katherine on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Daly Waters

Historic Sites
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Daly Waters Aviation Complex ©
Daly Waters Aviation Complex

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nitmiluk National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nitmiluk National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine holiday planning app .

You can drive from Daly Waters to Katherine in 3.5 hours. July in Katherine sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Jatbula Trail ©
Jatbula Trail
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum

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Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge as well as Koolpin Gorge. Get some cultural insight at Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. Family-friendly places like Yellow Water and Mamukala Billabong will thrill your kids. Take a break from Kakadu National Park with a short trip to Nanguluwur Art Site in Jabiru, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kakadu National Park tour itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Katherine to Kakadu National Park in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Darwin.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Visiting Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Safaris will get you outdoors. Step out of Darwin to go to Litchfield National Park and see Wangi Falls, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Indo Pacific Marine, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, and make a trip to Nightcliff Jetty.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Darwin tour planning site .

You can take a bus from Kakadu National Park to Darwin in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adelaide River War Cemetery, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Wangi Falls
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Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Bachelor Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Litchfield National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In August in Litchfield National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Batchelor
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Tolmer Falls ©
Tolmer Falls
Batchelor Museum ©
Batchelor Museum

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Katherine

Katherine ©
On the 13th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, stroll through Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, and then experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Mimi Aboriginal Arts and Crafts, play a few rounds at Katherine Country Club, and then make a trip to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine with the Route module. Traveling from Litchfield National Park in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Katherine. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Timber Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors Parks Golf
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park ©
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park
Katherine Country Club ©
Katherine Country Club
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge

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Timber Creek

Timber Creek
Timber Creek is an isolated small town on the banks of the Victoria River in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Timber Creek Police Station and Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Timber Creek attractions planner.

You can drive from Katherine to Timber Creek in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Timber Creek

Museums
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Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keep River National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Mitchell River National Park and Drysdale River National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Molly Springs and Birdland Functional Art. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts and take an in-depth tour of Kununurra Museum - Kununurra Historical Society.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kununurra using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Timber Creek to Kununurra takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Kununurra

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Keep River National Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Molly Springs ©
Molly Springs
Keep River National Park ©
Keep River National Park
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts ©
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

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Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bungle Bungle Range and Purnululu National Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Purnululu National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kununurra to Purnululu National Park takes 6 hours. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

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Halls Creek

Halls Creek
Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at China Wall.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Halls Creek travel route planning app .

You can drive from Purnululu National Park to Halls Creek in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fitzroy Crossing.

Things to do in Halls Creek

Nature Parks
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Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing ©
Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. On the 24th (Fri), stop by Dr. Sawfish Hot Glass Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Geikie Gorge National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fitzroy Crossing trip planner .

You can drive from Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Fitzroy Crossing

Nature Parks Shopping
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Geikie Gorge National Park ©
Geikie Gorge National Park

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Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Broome Bird Observatory and Roebuck Bay. Visit Japanese Cemetery and Catholic Diocese of Broome for their historical value. The adventure continues: stroll through Reddell Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and hunt for treasures at Courthouse Markets.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome road trip site .

Traveling by car from Fitzroy Crossing to Broome takes 4.5 hours. August in Broome sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Fishing Charters & Tours
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

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Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Norval Gallery and Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Galvans Gorge and Mount Barnett. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, take in the architecture and design of Kimberley School of the Air, get engrossed in the history at Wharfingers House Museum, and take in the waterfront at Derby Jetty & Wharf.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Derby road trip app .

Traveling by car from Broome to Derby takes 2.5 hours. August in Derby sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Derby

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Norval Gallery ©
Norval Gallery
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre ©
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre
Boab Prison Tree ©
Boab Prison Tree

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