18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Roma
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Longreach
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Winton
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Mount Isa
— 1 night
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Tennant Creek
— 1 night
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Kings Canyon
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Port Augusta
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Tanunda
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Broken Hill
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Cobar
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Lightning Ridge
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Roma — 1 night

Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Roma Cattle Saleyards has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Roma Cattle Saleyards, don't miss a visit to The Big Rig, and then make a trip to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Roma trip itinerary planning app.

Brisbane to Roma is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Longreach.
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Longreach — 1 night

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Your day by day itinerary now includes Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Longreach road trip planner.

Drive from Roma to Longreach in 7.5 hours. In April in Longreach, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Winton.
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Winton — 2 nights

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. You've now added Australian Age of Dinosaurs to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Winton trip builder app.

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Mount Isa.
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Mount Isa — 1 night

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. You've now added Underground Hospital and Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hard Times Mine.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Mount Isa trip itinerary website.

Getting from Winton to Mount Isa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tennant Creek.
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Tennant Creek — 1 night

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek trip planning site.

You can drive from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alice Springs.
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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.
On the 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tennant Creek in April; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 34°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kings Canyon.
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Kings Canyon

You've now added Kings Canyon to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Kings Canyon.

Make your Kings Canyon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga as well as Field of Light. On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coober Pedy.
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Coober Pedy — 2 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy travel planning website.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: highs in Coober Pedy hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Augusta.
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Port Augusta — 1 night

A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Augusta trip tool.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tanunda.
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Tanunda — 1 night

One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tanunda travel route planner.

Drive from Port Augusta to Tanunda in 3.5 hours. April in Tanunda sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Broken Hill.
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Broken Hill — 1 night

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary as well as School of the Air. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at School of the Air.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Broken Hill planner.

You can fly from Tanunda to Broken Hill in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Tanunda to Broken Hill. Traveling from Tanunda in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Broken Hill, with lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Cobar.
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Cobar — 1 night

Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get great views at Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines, take an in-depth tour of Great Cobar Heritage Centre, and then stroll around Cobar Miners Heritage Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cobar trip planner.

You can drive from Broken Hill to Cobar in 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cobar when traveling from Broken Hill in April, with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lightning Ridge.
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Lightning Ridge — 1 night

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. On the 16th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Australian Opal Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Chambers of The Black Hand, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lightning Ridge trip maker.

Getting from Cobar to Lightning Ridge by car takes about 5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) 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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Barossa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Gift & Specialty Shops
A broad, verdant valley formed by the North Para River, Barossa Valley enjoys prominence as a result of the area’s focus on viniculture. Vineyards have been a common sight in Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most notable wine-producing regions, since 1852, when the Bethany vineyard was first planted. The area maintains a strong association with the German community.
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