49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Drive:  3​h
1
Wagga Wagga
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Balranald
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Renmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Port Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Woomera
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Coober Pedy
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yulara
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kings Canyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Alice Springs
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Barrow Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Tennant Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Camooweal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Mount Isa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Julia Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Hughenden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
16
Charters Towers
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
Townsville
— 5 nights
End: Townsville

1
night
Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wagga Wagga trip planner .

Canberra to Wagga Wagga is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in July since evenings lows in Wagga Wagga dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Balranald.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Museums Parks Tours
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1
night
Balranald

Balranald
Balranald is a town and local government area (see Balranald Shire) in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Balranald online day trip planner .

Getting from Wagga Wagga to Balranald by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Renmark.

Things to do in Balranald

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

2
nights
Renmark

Renmark
Renmark is a town in South Australia's rural Riverland area, and is located 254 km northeast of Adelaide, on the banks of the River Murray. For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Renmark itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Balranald to Renmark in 5 hours. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Renmark

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

2
nights
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wadlata Outback Centre as well as Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Augusta trip app .

You can drive from Renmark to Port Augusta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Port Augusta can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Woomera.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Wadlata Outback Centre ©
Wadlata Outback Centre

2
nights
Woomera

Woomera ©
Woomera, officially Woomera Village, is a town located in the Far North region of South Australia in Australia, approximately north of Adelaide. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Hart, Woomera Heritage and Visitor Information Centre and Woomera Baker Observatory. On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Woomera Heritage and Visitor Information Centre. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Woomera Missile Park, then examine the collection at Woomera Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hart, and finally see the sky in a new way at Woomera Baker Observatory.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Woomera using our trip planner.

Getting from Port Augusta to Woomera by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Woomera are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Woomera

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
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Woomera Museum ©
Woomera Museum
Lake Hart ©
Lake Hart

5
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Umoona Opal Mine & Museum as well as Breakaways Conservation Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Serbian Orthodox Church and Tom's Working Opal Mine. Popular historic sites such as Catacomb Church and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home and see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy itinerary planner .

Getting from Woomera to Coober Pedy by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yulara.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
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Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

7
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Outback Cycling, Mala Walk and Uluru. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Red Desert Reptiles. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yulara journey maker tool .

Getting from Coober Pedy to Yulara by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Yulara can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
You've now added Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kings Canyon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yulara to Kings Canyon takes 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kings Canyon Walk
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk

9
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Take a break from the city and head to Trephina Gorge Nature Park and Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Road Transport Hall of Fame and L'Astragale. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at This is Aboriginal Art, get advice or help at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Alice Springs RSL War Museum, and explore the galleries of Jila Arts.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs tour builder tool .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Barrow Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 12:
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Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park
This is Aboriginal Art ©
This is Aboriginal Art

1
night
Barrow Creek

Barrow Creek ©
Barrow Creek is a very small town, with a current population of 11, in the southern Northern Territory of Australia. Find out how to plan Barrow Creek trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Alice Springs to Barrow Creek in 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Tennant Creek.
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Barrow Creek Telegraph Station ©
Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

2
nights
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kundjarra (the Pebbles). On the 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kundjarra (the Pebbles).

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tennant Creek tour planning tool .

Getting from Barrow Creek to Tennant Creek by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Camooweal on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

1
night
Camooweal

Camooweal ©
Camooweal is a small town and locality in the City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. Camooweal Caves National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): Head underground at Camooweal Caves National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Camooweal trip planning tool .

Drive from Tennant Creek to Camooweal in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Mount Isa.

Things to do in Camooweal

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Camooweal Caves National Park ©
Camooweal Caves National Park

2
nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Isa City Lookout, Outback at Isa and Telstra Hill. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Telstra Hill and then examine the collection at Outback at Isa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Isa trip maker .

You can drive from Camooweal to Mount Isa in 2.5 hours. In August in Mount Isa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Julia Creek on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Mount Isa

Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa
Telstra Hill ©
Telstra Hill
Mount Isa City Lookout ©
Mount Isa City Lookout

2
nights
Julia Creek

Julia Creek ©
Julia Creek is a town in mid northern Queensland, located on the Flinders Highway (Overlander's Way), the main road between Mount Isa and Townsville. You've now added Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre to your itinerary. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Julia Creek online journey maker .

You can drive from Mount Isa to Julia Creek in 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Hughenden.

Things to do in Julia Creek

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Hughenden

Hughenden ©
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flinders Discovery Centre as well as Porcupine Gorge National Park. On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Flinders Discovery Centre. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Porcupine Gorge National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hughenden holiday maker tool .

Drive from Julia Creek to Hughenden in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hughenden can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Hughenden

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Porcupine Gorge National Park ©
Porcupine Gorge National Park
Flinders Discovery Centre ©
Flinders Discovery Centre

1
night
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre and then contemplate the long history of Stock Exchange Arcade.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Charters Towers online attractions planner .

You can drive from Hughenden to Charters Towers in 3 hours. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Townsville.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre ©
Stock Exchange Arcade ©
Stock Exchange Arcade

5
nights
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Townsville vacation planner.

Drive from Charters Towers to Townsville in 2 hours. August in Townsville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

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