39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kempsey
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Ipswich
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Croydon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Dinner Plain
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Cowra
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

9
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay), Pokolbin (Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, Leogate Estate Wines, & more) and Nelson Bay (Gan Gan Lookout & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australian Reptile Park, see Off-Road Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Newcastle route planning tool .

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kempsey.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Bay, Norah Head Lighthouse, Ernest Hill Wines, Off-Road Tours
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 8:
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Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Off-Road Tours
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

6
nights
Kempsey

Kempsey ©
Kempsey is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia and is the council seat for Kempsey Shire. Get out of town with these interesting Kempsey side-trips: North Haven Beach (in North Haven), North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton) and Port Macquarie (Breakwall Waking Path, Coastal walk, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Trial Bay Gaol, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Rudder Park Historical Lookout, and visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kempsey vacation maker tool .

Drive from Newcastle to Kempsey in 3 hours. While traveling from Newcastle, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kempsey, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Kempsey

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Macquarie, South West Rocks, North Haven Beach, North Brother Mountain
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

6
nights
Ipswich

Ipswich
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Explore Ipswich's surroundings by going to Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves (in Tamborine Mountain), Toowoomba (Cobb+Co Museum, Queens Park, & more) and TankRide (in Tamborine). The adventure continues: stroll around Queens Park, learn about all things military at Ipswich RSL Memorial Hall Museum, explore the striking landscape at White Rock-Spring Mtn Conservation Estate, and examine the collection at Qld MotorSport Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ipswich sightseeing planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kempsey to Ipswich. When traveling from Kempsey in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Ipswich, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Croydon.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Toowoomba, Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, TankRide
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:
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Queens Park
Queens Park
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD ©
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

4
nights
Croydon

Croydon ©
Croydon is known for wildlife, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Candlebark Walk Reserve, contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, trek along Jumping Creek Reserve, and play a few rounds at Maroondah Adventure Golf Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Croydon travel route builder site .

Explore your travel options from Ipswich to Croydon with the Route module. Traveling from Ipswich in March, things will get slightly colder in Croydon: highs are around 30°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dinner Plain.

Things to do in Croydon

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ferntree Gully, Warrandyte, Maroondah Adventure Golf Park, Mount Lofty, William Ricketts Sanctuary
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Candlebark Walk Reserve ©
Candlebark Walk Reserve
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Marie Wallace Park ©
Marie Wallace Park

6
nights
Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dinner Plain: Bright (Bright Splash Park, Canyon Walk, & more), Kosciuszko National Park (in Thredbo Village) and Brown Brothers (in Milawa).

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dinner Plain visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Croydon to Dinner Plain takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cowra.

Things to do in Dinner Plain

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bright, Beechworth, Victoria, Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre & Museum, Kosciuszko National Park
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park
Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Blizzard Brewing Company ©
Blizzard Brewing Company

6
nights
Cowra

Cowra ©
Cowra is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Explore Cowra's surroundings by going to Parkes (The Henry Parkes Centre, CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, & more), Orange (Wine Tours & Tastings, Lake Canobolas, & more) and Oberon (Mayfield Garden, The Oberon Common, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Cowra Japanese Garden, don't miss a visit to Australia's World Peace Bell, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese War Cemetery, and take in the exciting artwork at Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cowra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dinner Plain to Cowra takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cowra

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Orange, Parkes, Oberon
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
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Cowra Japanese Garden ©
Cowra Japanese Garden
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden

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