23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cowra
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Grenfell
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Hay
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Balranald
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Mungo National Park
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Mildura
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Peterborough
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Flinders Ranges National Park
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Coober Pedy
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Yulara
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kings Canyon
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Alice Springs
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Daly Waters
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Mataranka
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Darwin
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Tennant Creek
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Mount Isa
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Hughenden
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Townsville
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Yeppoon
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Brisbane
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Cowra

Cowra is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Cowra fast, fun, and easy.

Springwood to Cowra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grenfell.
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Grenfell

Grenfell is a town in Weddin Shire in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Grenfell trip planner.

Getting from Cowra to Grenfell by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hay.
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Hay — 1 night

Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Hay Sunset Viewing Area to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Hay Sunset Viewing Area.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hay trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Grenfell to Hay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Balranald.
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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Balranald

Balranald is a town and local government area (see Balranald Shire) in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Balranald travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hay to Balranald takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Mungo National Park.
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Mungo National Park

Mungo Loop Track has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Mungo Loop Track.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mungo National Park online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Balranald to Mungo National Park takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Mildura.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Mildura

The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mildura itinerary planner.

Drive from Mungo National Park to Mildura in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mildura can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Peterborough.
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Peterborough — 1 night

Peterborough is a town in the mid north of South Australia, in wheat country, just off the Barrier Highway. Your day by day itinerary now includes Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, Bob the Railway Dog and Town Carriage Museum. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Peterborough trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Mildura to Peterborough takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mildura to Peterborough, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Flinders Ranges National Park.
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Flinders Ranges National Park — 2 nights

You've now added Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Flinders Ranges National Park online road trip planner.

You can drive from Peterborough to Flinders Ranges National Park in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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 Big Winch 360, Old Timers Mine, Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, and other attractions to your itinerary.

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

Drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Yulara.
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Yulara

Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yulara tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Yulara takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Yulara can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
You've now added Maruku Arts to your itinerary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is very close to Yulara. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kings Canyon.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Kings Canyon — 1 night

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kings Canyon day trip planning 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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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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 list of things to see and do now includes John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve, Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 28th (Wed) before leaving for Daly Waters.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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 maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Daly Waters tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Daly Waters takes 9.5 hours. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mataranka.
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Mataranka

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mataranka online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Daly Waters to Mataranka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.
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Darwin — 3 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, Tolmer Falls, Buley Rockhole, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds, admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole, then admire the sheer force of Tolmer Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Darwin day trip planning website.

You can drive from Mataranka to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Tennant Creek.
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Tennant Creek — 1 night

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tennant Creek trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Tennant Creek takes 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Darwin in January: highs in Tennant Creek hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Mount Isa.
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Mount Isa

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Underground Hospital and Museum as well as Mount Isa City Lookout. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout and then contemplate the long history of Underground Hospital and Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mount Isa online attractions planner.

Getting from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa by car takes about 7 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. January in Mount Isa sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hughenden.
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Hughenden — 1 night

Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Walker Lookouts as well as Flinders Discovery Centre.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hughenden trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mount Isa to Hughenden in 6 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hughenden can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Townsville.
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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 Castle Hill as well as The Strand. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hughenden to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hughenden in January: highs in Townsville hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Yeppoon.
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Yeppoon — 1 night

Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yeppoon route planner.

Getting from Townsville to Yeppoon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Yeppoon sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Woody Point Jetty, Wynnum Esplanade, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and other attractions. On the 6th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Woody Point Jetty and then stroll around Downfall Creek Bushland Centre.

Before you visit Brisbane, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Yeppoon to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yeppoon in January, plan for slightly colder days in Brisbane, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for 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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Flinders Ranges travel guide

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Geologic Formations · National Parks · Hiking Trails
The rugged, weathered peaks and rocky gorges of the Flinders Ranges in Outback South Australia form some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the country. It's a place rich in Aboriginal history and home to a vast array of wildlife. Following the scenic roads, 4WD tracks and walking trails that crisscross this wild countryside will take you on a remarkable adventure. The Flinders Ranges are about 500 kilometres (311 miles) north of Adelaide, or a five hour road trip. You can also fly from Adelaide to Port Augusta with Sharp Airlines, which takes about 55 minutes.

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