30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Hay
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Mungo National Park
— 1 night
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Flinders Ranges National Park
— 1 night
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Marree
— 1 night
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kings Canyon
— 1 night
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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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Darwin
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Mataranka
— 1 night
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Tennant Creek
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Mount Isa
— 1 night
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Cloncurry
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Normanton
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Mount Surprise
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Cairns
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Townsville
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Mackay
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Rockhampton
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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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hay Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Shear Outback, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hay Sunset Viewing Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hay road trip planner.

Springwood to Hay is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mungo National Park.
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Mungo National Park — 1 night

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mungo National Park holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Hay to Mungo National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Flinders Ranges National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Flinders Ranges National Park — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Farina as well as Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery. On the 19th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Aroona Dam Sanctuary and then steep yourself in history at Farina.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Flinders Ranges National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mungo National Park to Flinders Ranges National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. December in Flinders Ranges National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marree.
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Marree — 1 night

Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mutonia Sculpture Park. On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mutonia Sculpture Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Marree trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Marree in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coober Pedy.
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Coober Pedy — 2 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
You've added Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, Dog Fence, Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, then make a trip to Big Winch, and finally go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, then see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, and finally don't miss a visit to Spaceship from Pitch Black.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy journey planner.

Getting from Marree to Coober Pedy by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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 and Maruku Arts.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kings Canyon.
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Kings Canyon — 1 night

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kings Canyon trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alice Springs.
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Alice Springs — 1 night

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.
For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Tennant Creek.
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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tennant Creek trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Alice Springs in December since evenings lows in Tennant Creek dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Daly Waters.
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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 see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Daly Waters trip planner.

Getting from Tennant Creek to Daly Waters by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Katherine.
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Katherine — 1 night

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You've now added Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Katherine travel planning app.

Drive from Daly Waters to Katherine in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Darwin.
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Darwin — 4 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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 Wangi Falls, Darwin Waterfront, Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise, and other attractions you added. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park) and Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) (Nourlangie Rock & Bowali Visitors Centre). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ubirr and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katherine in December: highs in Darwin hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs and then boost your wellbeing at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mataranka trip planning website.

You can drive from Darwin to Mataranka in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tennant Creek.
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Tennant Creek — 1 night

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tennant Creek online vacation maker.

Drive from Mataranka to Tennant Creek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Mount Isa.
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Mount Isa — 1 night

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Moondarra, Mount Isa City Lookout and Outback at Isa. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): gain interesting insight with Outback at Isa, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Isa City Lookout, and then head outdoors with Lake Moondarra.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Isa route maker.

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Cloncurry.
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Cloncurry

Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes John Flynn Place Museum & Fred McKay Art Gallery as well as Burke&Wills Monument. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Burke&Wills Monument and then get engrossed in the history at John Flynn Place Museum & Fred McKay Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cloncurry trip builder.

You can drive from Mount Isa to Cloncurry in 1.5 hours. In January in Cloncurry, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Normanton.
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Normanton — 1 night

Normanton is a small cattle town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. You've now added Krys the Crocodile to your itinerary.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Normanton trip maker website.

You can drive from Cloncurry to Normanton in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Cloncurry, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Normanton, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Mount Surprise.
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Mount Surprise — 1 night

Mount Surprise is a town and locality in the Shire of Etheridge, Queensland, Australia. For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mount Surprise journey maker.

Traveling by car from Normanton to Mount Surprise takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 7th (Sat), enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Surprise to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Townsville.
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Townsville — 1 night

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
The Strand has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), kick back and relax at The Strand.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville online tour planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Mackay.
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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. To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mackay trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Townsville to Mackay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. January in Mackay sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Rockhampton on the 11th (Wed).
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Rockhampton

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Rockhampton trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mackay to Rockhampton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rockhampton are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will leave for Bundaberg on the 11th (Wed).
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Bundaberg — 1 night

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get behind the scenes at Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bundaberg day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Bundaberg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 3 nights

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 Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World, Surfers Paradise Beach, and other attractions you added.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner.

You can fly from Bundaberg to Gold Coast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · 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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