30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Carrum Downs
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Cobram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hillston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cobar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bourke
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Walgett
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Wagga Wagga
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Cooma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Jindabyne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Buchan
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Carrum Downs

2
nights
Cobram

Cobram ©
Cobram is a town in Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Murray Valley National Park and Barmah National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jerilderie Historic Residence and Thompson Beach.

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

Carrum Downs to Cobram is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Carrum Downs in April, Cobram is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hillston.

Things to do in Cobram

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jerilderie Historic Residence, Murray Valley National Park, Barmah National Park
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Murray Valley National Park ©
Murray Valley National Park
Barmah National Park ©
Barmah National Park
Thompson Beach ©
Thompson Beach

1
night
Hillston

Hillston
Hillston is a township in western New South Wales, Australia, in Carrathool Shire, on the banks of the Lachlan River. On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Lachlan River Swing Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hillston day trip planner.

You can drive from Cobram to Hillston in 4 hours. May in Hillston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cobar.
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2
nights
Cobar

Cobar ©
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. On the 3rd (Fri), get great views at Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines, get outside with Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool, and then steep yourself in history at Mount Grenfell Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cobar Miners Heritage Park and then take an in-depth tour of Great Cobar Heritage Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cobar travel planner .

Drive from Hillston to Cobar in 3 hours. May in Cobar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Cobar

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool ©
Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool
Great Cobar Heritage Centre ©
Great Cobar Heritage Centre
Mount Grenfell Historic Site ©
Mount Grenfell Historic Site

4
nights
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps and Mulgowan (Yapa) Aboriginal Rock Art Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bourke Historic Cemetery and Bourke Historic Wharf. Venture out of the city with trips to Byrock Rock Holes (in Byrock) and Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum (in Brewarrina). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Gundabooka National Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre and take in the exciting artwork at Back O' Bourke Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Cobar to Bourke takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Walgett.

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Brewarrina, Byrock Rock Holes, Back O' Bourke Gallery
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Bourke Historic Cemetery ©
Bourke Historic Cemetery
Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre ©
Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre
Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps ©
Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps

1
night
Walgett

Walgett
Walgett is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of Walgett Shire. To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Walgett travel planner.

Getting from Bourke to Walgett by car takes about 3 hours. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toLightning Ridge.

Things to do in Walgett

Wildlife Outdoors Golf
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3
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the galleries of Chambers of The Black Hand and then don't miss a visit to Stanley the Emu. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of 3 mile Heritage opal mines, and finally step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lightning Ridge trip planner.

You can drive from Walgett to Lightning Ridge in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dubbo.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge
Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol and then do a tasting at Red Earth Estate. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubbo trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Lightning Ridge to Dubbo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dubbo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Red Earth Estate ©
Red Earth Estate
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol

3
nights
Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Riverina, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Rock Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wagga Wagga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Wagga Wagga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Wagga Wagga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Adelong Falls, The Rock Nature Reserve, Gundagai Heritage Railway
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The Rock Nature Reserve ©
The Rock Nature Reserve
Gundagai Heritage Railway ©
Gundagai Heritage Railway
Museum of the Riverina ©
Museum of the Riverina

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nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian War Memorial and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. Get outdoors at ANZAC Parade Walk and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. When in Canberra, make a side trip to see Gundog Cork Street Cellar in Gundaroo, approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mugga-Mugga Cottage, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, take in the spiritual surroundings of ACT Baha'i Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Canberra online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Wagga Wagga to Canberra takes 3 hours. Traveling from Wagga Wagga in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 2°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cooma.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Gundog Cork Street Cellar, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

3
nights
Cooma

Cooma ©
Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get great views at Mount Gladstone Lookout. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Cooma Cenotaph and then stroll through Summit Walk/Main Range Trail.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Cooma road trip planning app .

You can drive from Canberra to Cooma in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cooma, with lows around 7°C. You will leave for Jindabyne on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Cooma

Shopping Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Summit Walk/Main Range Trail
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Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines ©
Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines
Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW Museum

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nights
Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre and then fly down the slopes at Snowy Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kosciuszko National Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jindabyne Brewing.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jindabyne online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cooma to Jindabyne takes an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jindabyne when traveling from Cooma in May, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Buchan.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Man from Snowy River Museum, Snowy Mountains, Kosciuszko National Park
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Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park
Snowy Mountains ©
Snowy Mountains
Man from Snowy River Museum ©
Man from Snowy River Museum

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nights
Buchan

Buchan ©
Buchan is a town in the east Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Lake Tyers State Park, take in the views from Stony Creek Trestle Bridge, and then learn about winemaking at Ensay Winery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buchan road trip planning app .

You can drive from Jindabyne to Buchan in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buchan

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Snowy River National Park, Ensay Winery, Stony Creek Trestle Bridge, Lake Tyers State Park
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Lake Tyers State Park ©
Lake Tyers State Park
Snowy River National Park ©
Snowy River National Park
Ensay Winery ©
Ensay Winery

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