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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Garden and then stroll through Laurel Bank Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Picnic Point, then see the interesting displays at Cobb+Co Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queens Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Toowoomba itinerary planner.

Sydney to Toowoomba is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Toowoomba sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): head outdoors with Kilcowera Station.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thargomindah road trip site .

Getting from Toowoomba to Thargomindah by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can 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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sturt National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tibooburra, use our trip itinerary maker.

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

Things to do in Tibooburra

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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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.
Start 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 enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at 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. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mutawintji National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Broken Hill road trip planning app .

You can drive from Tibooburra to Broken Hill in 4 hours. December in Broken Hill sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Jervis.

Things to do in Broken Hill

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Mutawintji National Park ©
Mutawintji National Park
Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery

4
nights
Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis ©
Explore hidden gems such as Cleland Wildlife Park and Blowhole Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Granite Island and Carrickalinga 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 ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Jervis travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Broken Hill to Cape Jervis with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Broken Hill in December: high temperatures in Cape Jervis hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cape Jervis

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Carrickalinga Beach, Aldinga Beach, Waitpinga Beach, Blowhole Beach, Allusion Wines
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Eastern Beach Reserve and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Swim with Dolphins. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Ocean Beach (in Nelson) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Martha Beach, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and relax in the rural setting at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Cape Jervis to Melbourne with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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