14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Toowoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Thargomindah
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tibooburra
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Cape Jervis
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. On the 22nd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurel Bank Park. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Picnic Point, examine the collection at Cobb+Co Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queens Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Toowoomba trip planner .

Sydney to Toowoomba is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Toowoomba are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thargomindah.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Museums
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Japanese Garden ©
Japanese Garden
Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Laurel Bank Park ©
Laurel Bank Park

1
day
Thargomindah

Thargomindah ©
Thargomindah is a town in South West Queensland, Australia on the Adventure Way, approximately 1100km west of the state capital, Brisbane, 200km west of the town of Cunnamulla. On the 24th (Mon), get outside with Kilcowera Station.

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

Traveling by car from Toowoomba to Thargomindah takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tibooburra.

Things to do in Thargomindah

Outdoors
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Kilcowera Station ©
Kilcowera Station

1
day
Tibooburra

Tibooburra ©
Tibooburra is a town in the far northwest of New South Wales, Australia, located 1187km from the state capital, Sydney. On the 25th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Sturt National Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tibooburra visit app .

Getting from Thargomindah to Tibooburra by car takes about 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Tibooburra

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Sturt National Park ©
Sturt National Park

2
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then take in the architecture and design of School of the Air, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Mutawintji National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill day trip app .

Traveling by car from Tibooburra to Broken Hill takes 4 hours. In December in Broken Hill, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Jervis.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks Nature Museums
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Mutawintji National Park ©
Mutawintji National Park
Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery

4
nights
Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis ©
Get in touch with nature at Cleland Wildlife Park and Granite Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Blowhole Beach and Morgan Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Jervis: Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot), Ingalalla Falls (in Normanville) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach).

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Jervis day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Broken Hill to Cape Jervis. Traveling from Broken Hill in December, expect Cape Jervis to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cape Jervis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach, Blowhole Beach, Ingalalla Falls, Aldinga Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Escape the urban bustle at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Mount Martha Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Ocean Beach (in Nelson) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and experience rural life at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Jervis to Melbourne. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Ocean Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Swim with Dolphins, 13th Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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