47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Cairns
— 5 nights
2
Hughenden
— 2 nights
3
Winton
— 3 nights
4
Mount Isa
— 2 nights
5
Boulia
— 1 night
6
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
7
Oodnadatta
— 1 night
8
Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
9
Marree
— 1 night
10
Birdsville
— 1 night
11
Innamincka
— 2 nights
12
Tibooburra
— 1 night
13
Broken Hill
— 5 nights
14
Bourke
— 3 nights
15
Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
16
Narrabri
— 4 nights
17
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights

5
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 26th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairns. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hughenden.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Hughenden

Hughenden ©
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Flinders Discovery Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Porcupine Gorge National Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hughenden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Hughenden takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Hughenden. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Winton.

Things to do in Hughenden

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
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Flinders Discovery Centre ©
Flinders Discovery Centre

3
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Bladensburg National Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, get a new perspective on nature at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants, don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall, and stop by Winton Opal Gems.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Winton trip maker.

You can drive from Hughenden to Winton in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Bladensburg National Park ©
Bladensburg National Park
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre

2
nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Isa side-trips: Cloncurry (Dr David Harvey-Sutton Gallery, Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: go deep underground at Hard Times Mine, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout, see the interesting displays at Outback at Isa, and head outdoors with Telstra Hill.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mount Isa attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Winton to Mount Isa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Boulia.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Cloncurry
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa
Hard Times Mine ©
Hard Times Mine
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra

1
night
Boulia

Boulia ©
Boulia is a remote outback town and locality in the Shire of Boulia in Central West Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Stonehouse Museum.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Boulia road trip app.

Getting from Mount Isa to Boulia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Boulia

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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Stonehouse Museum ©
Stonehouse Museum

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, get great views at Anzac Hill, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and explore the galleries of Talapi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs attractions app.

You can drive from Boulia to Alice Springs in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Boulia to Alice Springs, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Alice Springs are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oodnadatta.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
night
Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta ©
Oodnadatta, in the Australian state of South Australia, is a small town surrounded by an area of 7800km2 with cattle stations in arid pastoral rangelands close to the Simpson Desert, 1011km north of Adelaide and 112 m above sea level. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at Algebuckina Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oodnadatta vacation app.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Oodnadatta in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Algebuckina Bridge ©
Algebuckina Bridge

4
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Oodnadatta to Coober Pedy takes 3.5 hours. In July in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Marree.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:
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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

1
night
Marree

Marree ©
Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Mutonia Sculpture Park and then take an unorthodox tour of Marree Man.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marree online trip maker.

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Marree in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Marree

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
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Mutonia Sculpture Park ©
Mutonia Sculpture Park
Marree Man ©
Marree Man

1
night
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. On the 20th (Tue), head outdoors with Birdsville Races and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Red Sand Dune. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Birdsville sightseeing planner.

Drive from Marree to Birdsville in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Innamincka.

Things to do in Birdsville

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
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Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park ©
Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

2
nights
Innamincka

Innamincka
Innamincka is a small settlement in north-east South Australia, with a population of only 12. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cullymurra Waterhole.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Innamincka trip builder website.

Getting from Birdsville to Innamincka by car takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. You will leave for Tibooburra on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Innamincka

Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Tibooburra

Tibooburra ©
Tibooburra is a town in the far northwest of New South Wales, Australia, located 1187km from the state capital, Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sturt National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tibooburra day trip planner.

You can drive from Innamincka to Tibooburra in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Tibooburra

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
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Sturt National Park ©
Sturt National Park

5
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Change things up with a short trip to Day Dream Mine in Silverton (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the architecture and design of School of the Air.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Broken Hill trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Tibooburra to Broken Hill takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Broken Hill can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Silverton
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum ©

3
nights
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Bourke side-trips: Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps (in Brewarrina) and Byrock Rock Holes (in Byrock). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Back O'Bourke Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre, contemplate the long history of Mulgowan (Yapa) Aboriginal Rock Art Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bourke Historic Cemetery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bourke Historic Wharf.

Plan my trip to Bourke with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Broken Hill to Bourke in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps, Back O' Bourke Gallery, Byrock Rock Holes
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Bourke Historic Wharf ©
Bourke Historic Wharf
Back O' Bourke Gallery ©
Back O' Bourke Gallery

3
nights
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Lightning Ridge is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Stanley the Emu, appreciate the extensive heritage of 3 mile Heritage opal mines, and step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lightning Ridge online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bourke to Lightning Ridge takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Narrabri.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Artesian Baths ©
Artesian Baths

4
nights
Narrabri

Narrabri ©
Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521km northwest of Sydney. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Narrabri: Coonabarabran (Siding Spring Observatory, Sandstone Caves, &more) and Gunnedah (Gunnedah Rural Museum & Pensioners Hill Lookout). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Sawn Rocks. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Mt Kaputar National Park. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Narrabri Fish Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Narrabri trip planner.

Drive from Lightning Ridge to Narrabri in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Narrabri

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Coonabarabran, Gunnedah
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Sandstone Caves ©
Sandstone Caves
Sawn Rocks ©
Sawn Rocks
Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory

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nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Fighter World, see Off-Road Tours, thensee majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for gifts at Vomo the store. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Fly Point, examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum, thenkick back and relax at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, and finally enjoy the sea views from Point Stephens Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nelson Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Narrabri to Nelson Bay in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corlette, Williamtown, Tomaree Head, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, Point Stephens Lighthouse
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Off-Road Tours
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

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