14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  13​h
1
Broken Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
6
Boulia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Longreach
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Carnarvon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
Lightning Ridge
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mutawintji National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Broken Hill trip website .

Sydney to Broken Hill is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Broken Hill, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Broken Hill

#Parks, #Nature
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Mutawintji National Park ©
Mutawintji National Park

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Broken Hill to Coober Pedy by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Coober Pedy, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Historic Sites
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Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and then trek along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Coober Pedy in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Watarrka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon Walk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve.

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

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, then try to win big at Lasseters Casino, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and finally get outside with Simpsons Gap.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs travel planning tool .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 6 hours. In September in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boulia.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Outdoors, #Casinos, #Fun & Games
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Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct

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Boulia

Boulia ©
Boulia is a remote outback town and locality in the Shire of Boulia in Central West Queensland, Australia. For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boulia route planning app .

Drive from Alice Springs to Boulia in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Boulia

#Museums
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Stonehouse Museum ©
Stonehouse Museum

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night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Spinifex Collections and then get outside with Spirit of the Outback Train.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Longreach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Boulia to Longreach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Longreach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Longreach

#Outdoors, #Shopping
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Spinifex Collections ©
Spinifex Collections

2
nights
Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park
On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Carnarvon Gorge.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carnarvon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Longreach to Carnarvon National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

#Parks, #Nature
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1
night
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. On the 13th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Bevans Cactus Nursery, witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, and then step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lightning Ridge online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Carnarvon National Park to Lightning Ridge takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle
Bevans Cactus Nursery ©
Bevans Cactus Nursery
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