54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday builder

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tweed Heads
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Maroochydore
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Dalby
— 1 night
Drive
5
Roma
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Carnarvon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
7
Emerald
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Barcaldine
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Longreach
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Winton
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Barcaldine
— 1 night
Drive
12
Blackall
— 3 nights
Drive
13
Charleville
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Cunnamulla
— 1 night
Drive
15
Bourke
— 3 nights
Drive
16
Cobar
— 3 nights
Drive
17
Hillston
— 2 nights
Drive
18
Griffith
— 3 nights
Drive
19
Tocumwal
— 3 nights
Drive
20
Bendigo
— 3 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

Coffs Harbour

— 2 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, then get great views at Forest Sky Pier, then pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Coffs Harbour Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, and then make a trip to The Clog Barn.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planning app.

Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Tweed Heads

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): walk around Chris Cunningham Park, then find your balance on the water with Watersports Guru, then gain insight with Tropical Fruit World, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Epic Skate Rink.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tweed Heads tour planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads takes 3 hours. In July in Tweed Heads, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Maroochydore

— 4 nights
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Explore Maroochydore's surroundings by going to Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve), The Original Eumundi Markets (in Eumundi) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, let little ones run wild at Maroochydore Rotary Park, and stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Maroochydore online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tweed Heads to Maroochydore in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dalby.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Dalby

— 1 night
Dalby is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): browse the collection at Dalby Library and then get engrossed in the history at Dalby Pioneer Park Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dalby holiday planner.

You can drive from Maroochydore to Dalby in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Maroochydore in July, plan for little chillier nights in Dalby, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Roma.

Things to do in Dalby

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Roma

— 2 nights
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Big Rig, appreciate the extensive heritage of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, then don't miss a visit to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, and finally learn about winemaking at Romavilla Winery.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Roma trip planner.

Drive from Dalby to Roma in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Roma

Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Carnarvon National Park

— 7 nights
You've now added Carnarvon Gorge to your itinerary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Carnarvon National Park road trip planning app.

Drive from Roma to Carnarvon National Park in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Emerald on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 1:

Emerald

— 2 nights
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.
On the 1st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Emerald Train Station, admire the engineering at Fairbairn Dam, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sunflower Painting, stroll around Vicki Peters Park, then look for gifts at Miners Heritage, and finally see the sky in a new way at Rubyvale Observatory.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Emerald holiday maker website.

You can drive from Carnarvon National Park to Emerald in 6 hours. August in Emerald sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Barcaldine

— 2 nights
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Tree of Knowledge Memorial.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcaldine road trip planning website.

You can drive from Emerald to Barcaldine in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Longreach.

Things to do in Barcaldine

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Longreach

— 3 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Longreach is known for museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, explore the galleries of Outback Pics, get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, and get outside with Spirit of the Outback.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Longreach trip builder tool.

You can drive from Barcaldine to Longreach in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Longreach can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Winton

— 3 nights
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Winton is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems, get your game on at Ben's Chicken Stampede, and get a new perspective on nature at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Winton road trip app.

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Winton

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Barcaldine

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Australian Workers Heritage Centre and then pause for some photo ops at The Great Shearer's Strike Memorial.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcaldine route planning website.

Traveling by car from Winton to Barcaldine takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Blackall on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Barcaldine

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Blackall

— 3 nights
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Blackall side-trips: Tambo (Grassland Art Gallery, Tambo Teddies Pty Ltd, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Blackall Woolscour, cool off at Blackall Aquatic Centre, don't miss a visit to The Black Stump, and appreciate the history behind Jackie Howe Statue.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Blackall trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Barcaldine to Blackall in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Charleville on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Blackall

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Charleville

— 2 nights
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Charleville Bilby Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Outback Native Timber Walk, and then look and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture, then take in the views from Angellala Creek Bridge, and then take an in-depth tour of Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleville trip planner.

You can drive from Blackall to Charleville in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Cunnamulla

— 1 night
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cunnamulla Bushlands, don't miss a visit to Cunnamulla Railway Station, then cruise along Matilda Highway, and finally admire the masterpieces at Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery and Museum. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Bowra Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cunnamulla trip planner.

You can drive from Charleville to Cunnamulla in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Bourke

— 3 nights
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourke: Byrock Rock Holes (in Byrock) and Brewarrina (Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum & Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Back O'Bourke Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Bourke Historic Wharf, steep yourself in history at Bourke Historic Cemetery, and view the masterpieces at Back O' Bourke Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bourke trip planning website.

You can drive from Cunnamulla to Bourke in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cobar.

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Cobar

— 3 nights
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Nyngan (Nyngan Museum, The Big Bogan, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Great Cobar Heritage Centre, contemplate the long history of Mount Grenfell Historic Site, get great views at Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines, and get outside with Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cobar trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bourke to Cobar takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hillston.

Things to do in Cobar

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Hillston

— 2 nights
Hillston is a township in western New South Wales, Australia, in Carrathool Shire, on the banks of the Lachlan River. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lachlan River Swing Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hillston travel planner.

Drive from Cobar to Hillston in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will leave for Griffith on the 26th (Wed).
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Griffith

— 3 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Griffith Visitor Information Centre and then stroll around Centenary Sculptures at IOOF Park. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Altina Wildlife Park, get engrossed in the history at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum, and then make a trip to Hermits Cave.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Griffith online travel route planner.

Drive from Hillston to Griffith in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tocumwal.

Things to do in Griffith

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Tocumwal

— 3 nights
Tocumwal is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Berrigan Shire local government area, near the Victorian border. Change things up with these side-trips from Tocumwal: Yarrawonga (Byramine Homestead, Lake Mulwala, &more), Goorambat Silo Art (in Goorambat) and Katamatite Garlic (in Katamatite). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Warrabilla Wines, examine the collection at Finley Railway Museum, make a trip to Giant Murray Cod, and admire the natural beauty at Cactus Country.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tocumwal trip planner.

Getting from Griffith to Tocumwal by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tocumwal are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will leave for Bendigo on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Tocumwal

Parks · Shopping · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Bendigo

— 3 nights
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Bendigo is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bendigo Botanic Gardens, and explore the activities along Lake Weeroona.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bendigo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tocumwal to Bendigo in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.