21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Griffith
— 1 night
2
Bourke
— 1 night
3
Charleville
— 2 nights
4
Longreach
— 1 night
5
Winton
— 1 day
6
Emerald
— 2 nights
7
Yeppoon
— 1 night
8
Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
9
Maroochydore
— 1 night
10
Ashford
— 1 night
11
Dubbo
— 1 night
12
Canberra
— 3 nights
13
Wangaratta
— 1 night

1
night
Griffith

Griffith ©
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. On the 5th (Sat), get advice or help at Griffith Visitor Information Centre, take an in-depth tour of Griffith Pioneer Park Museum, and then make a trip to Hermits Cave.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Griffith itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Griffith is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Griffith

Museums
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Griffith Pioneer Park Museum ©
Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Griffith Visitor Information Centre ©
Griffith Visitor Information Centre
Hermits Cave ©
Hermits Cave

1
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Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Bourke Historic Cemetery and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bourke Historic Wharf.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourke online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Griffith to Bourke takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll set off for Charleville on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites
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Bourke Historic Wharf ©
Bourke Historic Wharf

2
nights
Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Charleville Bilby Experience. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre, then look and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Outback Native Timber Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Charleville trip builder website.

You can drive from Bourke to Charleville in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Charleville Cosmos Centre ©
Charleville Cosmos Centre
Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum
Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre ©

1
night
Longreach

Longreach
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Longreach trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Charleville to Longreach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Charleville in September since evenings lows in Longreach dip to 15°C. You will leave for Winton on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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1
day
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Winton trip builder website.

Drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Emerald.

Things to do in Winton

Museums
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs

2
nights
Emerald

Emerald ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Emerald side-trips: Old Rainworth Fort (in Springsure) and Rubyvale (Rubyvale Observatory & Miners Heritage). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, stroll around Vicki Peters Park, browse the different shops at The Plaza @ Emerald, and contemplate the long history of Emerald Train Station.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Emerald road trip site.

Traveling by car from Winton to Emerald takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Emerald can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Emerald

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Rubyvale, Old Rainworth Fort
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The Plaza @ Emerald ©
The Plaza @ Emerald
Botanic Gardens ©
Botanic Gardens
Emerald Train Station ©
Emerald Train Station

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night
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): walk around Anzac Plaza Emu Park and then make a trip to Singing Ship.

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

Getting from Emerald to Yeppoon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks

Side Trip

Emu Park
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Singing Ship ©
Singing Ship

4
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
When in Hervey Bay, make a side trip to see Central Station Rainforest in Fraser Island, approximately Fraser Island away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim, take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip builder website.

Drive from Yeppoon to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Central Station Rainforest
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

1
night
Maroochydore

Maroochydore
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maroochydore route builder app.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Maroochydore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or fly. September in Maroochydore sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Ashford.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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1
night
Ashford

Ashford ©
Ashford is a small village situated in the north-west on the Northern Tablelands of the state of New South Wales. Kwiambal National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kwiambal National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ashford journey maker site.

Explore your travel options from Maroochydore to Ashford with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Ashford

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kwiambal National Park
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Kwiambal National Park ©
Kwiambal National Park

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, then make a trip to Western Plains Cultural Centre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubbo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ashford to Dubbo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Dubbo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre

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nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Zoo and Aquarium, and identify plant and animal life at Floriade.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip planning tool.

You can fly from Dubbo to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Dubbo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Wangaratta.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Floriade ©
Floriade

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night
Wangaratta

Wangaratta ©
Wangaratta is a cathedral city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, approximately 250km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at King George V Gardens and then trek along Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wangaratta attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Wangaratta takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wangaratta

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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King George V Gardens ©
King George V Gardens

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