20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bundaberg
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Bundaberg
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h 15​min
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Charleville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Bourke
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Dubbo
— 3 nights
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Bathurst
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Wagga Wagga
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Omeo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Cooma
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Nowra
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Bundaberg

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alexandra Park Zoo, see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bundaberg. In July in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Alexandra Park Zoo ©
Alexandra Park Zoo

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Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Family-friendly places like Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory and Outback Native Timber Walk will thrill your kids. Historic House and Museum and Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Charleville Bilby Experience and take in the views from Angellala Creek Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleville trip planner .

You can drive from Bundaberg to Charleville in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Bundaberg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Charleville, with lows of 6°C. You will leave for Bourke on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Charleville

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Charleville Bilby Experience ©
Charleville Bilby Experience
Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum

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Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mulgowan (Yapa) Aboriginal Rock Art Site, then see the interesting displays at Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre, and then explore and take pictures at Louth Races.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bourke trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Charleville to Bourke takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Bourke

Museums Historic Sites
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Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre ©
Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre

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Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Appreciate the collections at 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition and Narromine Aviation Museum. Bring the kids along to Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library, explore the activities along Maquarie River, and admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

Plan trip to Dubbo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Bourke to Dubbo by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bathurst.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Narromine Aviation Museum, Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine, 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol

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Bathurst

Bathurst
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bathurst trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dubbo to Bathurst in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 31st (Wed), you're off toJenolan Caves.

Things to do in Bathurst

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lake and then Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jenolan Caves attractions planner .

You can drive from Bathurst to Jenolan Caves in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Bathurst, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jenolan Caves, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 2°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Parks Nature
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Riverina, view the masterpieces at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, then make a trip to National Art Glass Gallery, then kick back and relax at Wagga Wagga Beach, and finally perfect your strike at Wagga Bowling & Entertainment Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wagga Wagga sightseeing site .

Getting from Jenolan Caves to Wagga Wagga by car takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Jenolan Caves, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wagga Wagga, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Omeo.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Museums Fun & Games Beaches
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Museum of the Riverina ©
Museum of the Riverina
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery ©
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Wagga Bowling & Entertainment Centre ©

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Omeo

Omeo
Omeo is a town in Victoria, Australia on the Great Alpine Road, east of Mount Hotham, in the Shire of East Gippsland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Omeo Historic Park & Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Omeo trip planner .

You can drive from Wagga Wagga to Omeo in 4.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cooma.

Things to do in Omeo

Historic Sites
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Cooma

Cooma ©
Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Selwyn Snowfields. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Corrective Services NSW Museum, examine the collection at Snowy Scheme Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Eucumbene.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cooma route planner.

Traveling by car from Omeo to Cooma takes 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cooma are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Nowra.

Things to do in Cooma

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Adaminaby
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Lake Eucumbene ©
Lake Eucumbene
Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW Museum
Snowy Scheme Museum ©
Snowy Scheme Museum

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Nowra

Nowra ©
Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Fleet Air Arm Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, then meet the residents at Shoalhaven Zoo, and finally stop by Aquatique.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Nowra trip maker site .

Getting from Cooma to Nowra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cooma in August: highs in Nowra hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nowra

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
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Shoalhaven Zoo ©
Shoalhaven Zoo
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market ©
Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Port Macquarie Museum and Roto House. Kids will appreciate attractions like Koala Hospital and Timbertown Wauchope. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax in the rural setting at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park.

Start your trip to Port Macquarie by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nowra to Port Macquarie. When traveling from Nowra in August, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Timbertown Wauchope
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©

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Ballina

Ballina
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. On the 10th (Sat), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, then identify plant and animal life at Broken Head Nature Reserve, and finally enjoy the sea views from Richmond River Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then relax in the rural setting at Tropical Fruit World, and finally view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ballina trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Ballina in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ballina: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 8°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Tropical Fruit World, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
The Farm Byron Bay ©
The Farm Byron Bay

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