17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia visit planner
©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive
2
Longreach
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cloncurry
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Fly
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Shuttle
6
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Unknown
7
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive
8
Yulara
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive
11
Cobar
— 1 night
Drive

S M T W T F S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Mitchell — 1 night

Mitchell is a town and locality in the Western Downs district of Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Great Artesian Spa.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mitchell trip planner.

Brisbane to Mitchell is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Longreach.
more
Spas
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Longreach — 1 night

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Qantas Founders Museum has been added to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Longreach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Longreach takes 6.5 hours. In August in Longreach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cloncurry.
more
Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Cloncurry — 1 night

Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cloncurry online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Cloncurry takes 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Longreach in August since evenings lows in Cloncurry dip to 15°C. You will leave for Tennant Creek on the 9th (Tue).
more
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Tennant Creek — 1 night

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kundjarra (the Pebbles).

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cloncurry to Tennant Creek takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cloncurry to Tennant Creek. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Alice Springs.
more
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Alice Springs — 2 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arltunga Historical Reserve, Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Emily Gap, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, explore the striking landscape of Corroboree Rock Conservation Area, then walk around Trephina Gorge Nature Park, and finally see a world frozen in time at Arltunga Historical Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tennant Creek in August, expect Alice Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to West MacDonnell National Park.
more
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

West MacDonnell National Park — 2 nights

On the 12th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Glen Helen Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Standley Chasm Angkerle, then get outside with Ellery Creek Big Hole, then explore the striking landscape at Serpentine Gorge, and finally explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park trip maker tool.

You can take a shuttle from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park in 4 hours. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kings Canyon.
more
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Kings Canyon — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kings Canyon.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kings Canyon day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Kings Canyon with the Route module. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yulara.
more
Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Yulara — 3 nights

Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
You've added Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, Uluru, Field of Light, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: head outdoors with Uluru Camel Tours and get great views at Imalung Lookout.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yulara tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Yulara takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yulara can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Coober Pedy.
more
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Coober Pedy — 2 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip builder tool.

You can drive from Yulara to Coober Pedy in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Yulara in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Coober Pedy: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 8°C at night. You will leave for Port Augusta on the 20th (Sat).
more
Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Port Augusta — 1 night

A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Augusta trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta in 5.5 hours. August in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Cobar.
more
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Cobar — 1 night

Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): walk around Cobar Miners Heritage Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cobar trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Port Augusta to Cobar in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
more
Parks
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
more