27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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Hay
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Dimboola
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Mungo National Park
— 1 night
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Flinders Ranges National Park
— 1 night
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Marree
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Kings Canyon
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
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Tennant Creek
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Daly Waters
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Katherine
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Darwin
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Mataranka
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Tennant Creek
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Cloncurry
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Townsville
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Cairns
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Mackay
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Bundaberg
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Gold Coast
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Hay — 1 night

Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hay Gaol Museum, Shear Outback and Hay Sunset Viewing Area. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Hay Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Shear Outback, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hay Sunset Viewing Area.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hay online journey planner.

Springwood to Hay is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Dimboola.
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Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Dimboola

Dimboola is a town in the Shire of Hindmarsh in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia, 334 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.HistorySituated on the Wimmera River, Dimboola was previously known as 'Nine Creeks'. Pink Lake has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), explore the activities along Pink Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dimboola route planner.

Getting from Hay to Dimboola by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mungo National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Mungo National Park — 1 night

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mungo National Park online trip builder.

Getting from Dimboola to Mungo National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Flinders Ranges National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Flinders Ranges National Park — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Farina, Heritage Blinman Mine, Bunyeroo Gorge, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll the grounds of Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Flinders Ranges National Park road trip tool.

Drive from Mungo National Park to Flinders Ranges National Park in 9 hours. Traveling from Mungo National Park to Flinders Ranges National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Flinders Ranges National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Marree.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Trails · Parks
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Marree — 1 night

Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marree travel route app.

Traveling by car from Flinders Ranges National Park to Marree takes 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Coober Pedy.
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Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Coober Pedy — 2 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
You've added Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest, Dog Fence, The Big Miner, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and then go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, don't miss a visit to Dog Fence, don't miss a visit to Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then stroll through Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marree to Coober Pedy takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walpa Gorge, Valley of the Winds, Field of Light, and other attractions you added.

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Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Kings Canyon.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Kings Canyon — 1 night

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kings Canyon attractions app.

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Alice Springs.
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Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Alice Springs — 1 night

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 Anzac Hill. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Helen Gorge and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tennant Creek.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. You've now added Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

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Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tennant Creek when traveling from Alice Springs in December, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Daly Waters.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Daly Waters — 1 night

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. To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Daly Waters visit planner.

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Daly Waters in 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Katherine.
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Nightlife · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Katherine — 1 night

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katherine Hot Springs, and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Daly Waters to Katherine in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 1 night

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Maguk Gorge as well as Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder.

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Darwin.
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Darwin — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crocosaurus Cove, Berry Springs Nature Park, Wangi Falls, and other attractions you added. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) (Nourlangie Rock & Bowali Visitors Centre). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ubirr.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Mataranka.
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Mataranka — 1 night

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Your day by day itinerary now includes Elsey Cemetery National Reserve as well as Elsey National Park. On the 5th (Thu), stroll around Elsey National Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, then boost your wellbeing at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mataranka day trip planning site.

You can drive from Darwin to Mataranka in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Tennant Creek.
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Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife
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Tennant Creek — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kundjarra (the Pebbles). Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kundjarra (the Pebbles).

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tennant Creek road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Tennant Creek takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Cloncurry.
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Cloncurry — 1 night

Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. You've now added Burke&Wills Monument to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Burke&Wills Monument.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cloncurry, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tennant Creek to Cloncurry by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Tennant Creek to Cloncurry, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Cloncurry can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Townsville.
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Townsville — 2 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Strand as well as Castle Hill. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at The Strand.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Townsville travel route planning app.

Explore your travel options from Cloncurry to Townsville with the Route module. When traveling from Cloncurry in January, plan for slightly colder days in Townsville, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Cairns.
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Cairns — 2 nights

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Esplanade Lagoon Pool. On the 10th (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Mackay.
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Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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Mackay — 1 night

Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): cool off at Mackay Aqua Park.

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You can fly from Cairns to Mackay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Bundaberg.
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Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
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Bundaberg — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Bundaberg Brewed Drinks as well as Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get behind the scenes at Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter.

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Getting from Mackay to Bundaberg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mackay in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bundaberg, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Gold Coast.
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Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Gold Coast — 1 night

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, South Bank Parklands and Surfers Paradise Beach. On the 14th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, then stroll around South Bank Parklands, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast route maker.

Traveling by flight from Bundaberg to Gold Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · 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.
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South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.
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Kakadu National Park travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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