9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Temora
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Mildura
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Temora

Temora ©
Temora is a town in the north-east of the Riverina area of New South Wales, 418km south-west of the state capital, Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll around Paleface Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Temora online road trip planner .

Sydney to Temora is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Temora reach 21°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Temora

Museums Parks
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Temora Aviation Museum ©
Temora Aviation Museum
Temora Rural Museum ©
Temora Rural Museum

1
night
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
On the 25th (Wed), experience rural life at Orange World, sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Whisky Distillery, and then don't miss a visit to Lock 11.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Mildura itinerary planning site .

Drive from Temora to Mildura in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Temora in September: highs in Mildura hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Mildura

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Orange World
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Orange World ©
Orange World

1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Homestead Gardens, don't miss a visit to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, then get great views at Water Tower Lookout, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli.

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

Getting from Mildura to Port Augusta by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. September in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Museums Shopping
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 27th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, and finally examine the collection at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. In September, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

3
nights
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs day trip tool .

Getting from Coober Pedy to Alice Springs by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Coober Pedy in September, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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