54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Coffs Harbour
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Tweed Heads
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Maroochydore
— 4 nights
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Dalby
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Roma
— 2 nights
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Carnarvon National Park
— 7 nights
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Emerald
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Barcaldine
— 2 nights
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Longreach
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Winton
— 3 nights
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Barcaldine
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Blackall
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Charleville
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Cunnamulla
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Bourke
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Cobar
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Hillston
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Griffith
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Tocumwal
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Coffs Harbour

— 2 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to The Big Banana Fun Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Coffs Harbour Jetty. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, then get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour attractions planner.

Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Tweed Heads

— 3 nights
Visit Fingal Head Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Watersports Guru and Tropical Fruit World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tweed Heads: Norries Head (in Cabarita) and The Grainery (in Murwillumbah).

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tweed Heads trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads takes 3.5 hours. July in Tweed Heads sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Maroochydore

— 4 nights
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Chenrezig Institute and Pioneer Cottage Buderim are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Queensland Air Museum (in Caloundra), Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the exhibits of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, see the interesting displays at Yandina Historic House, and step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Maroochydore itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tweed Heads to Maroochydore takes 2.5 hours. July in Maroochydore sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dalby.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dalby

— 1 night
Dalby is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get lost in a book at Dalby Library and then learn about all things military at Dalby Pioneer Park Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dalby travel planning website.

You can drive from Maroochydore to Dalby in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Maroochydore in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Dalby. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Roma.

Things to do in Dalby

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Roma

— 2 nights
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, then get to know the fascinating history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, then make a trip to The Big Rig, and finally don't miss a visit to Roma Cattle Saleyards. On your second day here, make a trip to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, learn about winemaking at Romavilla Winery, and then stop by Calico Cottage Crafts.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Roma trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dalby to Roma in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Roma

Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carnarvon National Park

— 7 nights
You've now added Carnarvon Gorge to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Carnarvon National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Roma to Carnarvon National Park in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Emerald on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Nature · Parks

Emerald

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Emerald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carnarvon National Park to Emerald takes 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Barcaldine

— 2 nights
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Australian Workers Heritage Centre and then pause for some photo ops at The Great Shearer's Strike Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): go for a walk through Barcaldine Botanical Walk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lara Wetlands.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barcaldine trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Emerald to Barcaldine in 3.5 hours. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Longreach.

Things to do in Barcaldine

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Longreach

— 3 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Popular historic sites such as Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum and Longreach are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at QANTAS Founders Museum and Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, stop by Spinifex Collections, head outdoors with Spirit of the Outback, and take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Longreach online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Barcaldine to Longreach takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Winton

— 3 nights
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian Age of Dinosaurs and Qantilda Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park and Waltzing Matilda Centre. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems and don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Winton fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Longreach to Winton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Winton

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Barcaldine

— 1 night
On the 11th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Tree of Knowledge Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcaldine journey builder.

You can drive from Winton to Barcaldine in 3.5 hours. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Blackall.
Highlights from your trip

Blackall

— 3 nights
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Let the collections at Grassland Art Gallery and Tambo Heritage Precinct capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Blackall Woolscour and Tambo Court House. Change things up with a short trip to Tambo Teddies Pty Ltd in Tambo (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Jackie Howe Statue and cool off at Blackall Aquatic Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Blackall trip planner.

You can drive from Barcaldine to Blackall in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Charleville on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Blackall

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Charleville

— 2 nights
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Charleville Bilby Experience and Outback Native Timber Walk. You'll explore and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre and Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre. Go for a jaunt from Charleville to Augathella to see Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Historic House and Museum and snap pictures at Angellala Creek Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Charleville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blackall to Charleville in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Charleville are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Cunnamulla

— 1 night
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cunnamulla trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Charleville to Cunnamulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Bourke.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

Bourke

— 3 nights
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Back O'Bourke Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre and Bourke Historic Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Bourke Historic Wharf and Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourke: Byrock Rock Holes (in Byrock) and Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum (in Brewarrina). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Gundabooka National Park. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Back O' Bourke Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bourke attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Cunnamulla to Bourke takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Cobar on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Bourke

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobar

— 3 nights
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Great Cobar Heritage Centre and Nyngan Coach House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nyngan Museum and Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Helicopter Flood Memorial in Nyngan (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: get outside with Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool, walk around Cobar Miners Heritage Park, contemplate the long history of Mount Grenfell Historic Site, and get great views at Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cobar trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bourke to Cobar takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cobar can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hillston.

Things to do in Cobar

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Hillston

— 2 nights
Hillston is a township in western New South Wales, Australia, in Carrathool Shire, on the banks of the Lachlan River. On the 24th (Mon), make a trip to Lachlan River Swing Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Willandra National Park.

To plan Hillston vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cobar to Hillston takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll set off for Griffith on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Hillston

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Griffith

— 3 nights
Griffith is a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area that is located in the north-western part of the Riverina region of New South Wales, known commonly as the food bowl of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and Dunera Museum. Visiting Cocoparra National Park and Lake Wyangan will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Griffith to Darlington Point to see Altina Wildlife Park about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Calabria Family Wines Riverina, walk around Centenary Sculptures at IOOF Park, and get answers to all your questions at Griffith Visitor Information Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Griffith trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Hillston to Griffith takes 1.5 hours. In August in Griffith, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Tocumwal.

Things to do in Griffith

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tocumwal

— 3 nights
Tocumwal is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Berrigan Shire local government area, near the Victorian border. Take a break from the city and head to Town Beach and Lake Mulwala. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chrystie's Museum and Finley Railway Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tocumwal: Barmah National Park (in Barmah), The G.R.A.I.N Store Nathalia (in Nathalia) and Yarrawonga (Byramine Homestead & Aquazone Waterpark). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Giant Murray Cod and shop like a local with The Big Strawberry.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tocumwal travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Griffith to Tocumwal takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tocumwal can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bendigo.

Things to do in Tocumwal

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bendigo

— 3 nights
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rosalind Park and The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bendigo Art Gallery and Golden Dragon Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Weeroona, examine the collection at Bendigo Pottery, admire the natural beauty at Bendigo Botanic Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bendigo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tocumwal to Bendigo takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Australia travel guide

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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.