8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Bathurst
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Tenterfield
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Tamworth
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Machattie Park, then examine the collection at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral Bathurst. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at National Motor Racing Museum, then examine the collection at Ash's Speedway Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Abercrombie House.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bathurst journey builder tool .

Sydney to Bathurst is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in April, Bathurst is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Bathurst

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum ©
National Motor Racing Museum ©
National Motor Racing Museum
Ash's Speedway Museum ©
Ash's Speedway Museum

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage, then explore the galleries of Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Trove Canberra, engage your brain at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canberra online day trip planner .

Getting from Bathurst to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bathurst in April, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Canberra

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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Mugga-Mugga Cottage ©
Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery ©
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, admire the striking features of Dundullimal Homestead, and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubbo trip planner .

Fly from Canberra to Dubbo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Canberra in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Dubbo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tenterfield.

Things to do in Dubbo

Historic Sites Parks
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Dundullimal Homestead ©
Dundullimal Homestead
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol

1
day
Tenterfield

Tenterfield ©
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, examine the collection at Tenterfield Railway Museum, then do a tasting at Balancing Rock Wines, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Cork Tree.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tenterfield trip tool .

Getting from Dubbo to Tenterfield by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tamworth.

Things to do in Tenterfield

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Balancing Rock Wines
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Tenterfield Railway Museum ©
Tenterfield Railway Museum
Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum ©
Balancing Rock Wines ©
Balancing Rock Wines

2
nights
Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Tamworth Regional Gallery, see the interesting displays at Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamworth Marsupial Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Oxley Scenic Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Powerstation Museum, let little ones run wild at Tamworth Regional Playground, and then examine the collection at Walk A Country Mile Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tamworth trip planner.

Getting from Tenterfield to Tamworth by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April in Tamworth, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamworth

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Tamworth Marsupial Park ©
Tamworth Marsupial Park
Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum ©
Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum
Powerstation Museum ©
Powerstation Museum

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