23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

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Ipswich
— 1 night
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Tamworth
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Coonabarabran
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Dubbo
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Mildura
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Murray Bridge
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 1 day
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Warrnambool
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Port Campbell
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Apollo Bay
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Anglesea
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Melbourne
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Alexandra
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Albury
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Bathurst
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 1 night
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Coffs Harbour
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Grafton
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Ipswich

— 1 night
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rosewood Railway Museum, then join the crowd at Willowbank Raceway Drag Racing's Finest, and then enjoy some diversion at Pro Rally Experience.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ipswich visit planning tool.

Brisbane to Ipswich is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tamworth.

Things to do in Ipswich

Museums · Fun & Games

Tamworth

Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Hands of Fame, let little ones run wild at Tamworth Marsupial Park, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Tamworth Regional Playground.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tamworth trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Ipswich to Tamworth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Tamworth sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Tamworth

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Museums

Coonabarabran

Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coonabarabran day trip planner.

Getting from Tamworth to Coonabarabran by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Coonabarabran, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Dubbo.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Dubbo

— 1 day
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 28th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then make a trip to Alladins Cave Bottle House.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubbo trip maker site.

Drive from Coonabarabran to Dubbo in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Dubbo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mildura.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Mildura

The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mildura journey builder website.

Getting from Dubbo to Mildura by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mildura are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Murray Bridge.

Things to do in Mildura

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Murray Bridge

— 4 nights
Murray Bridge is a city in the Australian state of South Australia, located 76km east-southeast of the state's capital city, Adelaide, and 77km north of the town of Meningie. Visit Raukkan Church and Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Monarto Conservation Park and Meningie Lions Jubilee Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Murray Bridge: Laratinga Wetlands (in Mount Barker), Goolwa (Goolwa Visitor Information Centre & Richard Ballard Park) and Port Elliot (St Jude's Anglican Church & Horseshoe Bay). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bunyip.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Murray Bridge trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mildura to Murray Bridge takes 4 hours. Traveling from Mildura to Murray Bridge, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mildura in December, expect nights in Murray Bridge to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Murray Bridge

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adelaide

— 3 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Glenelg Beach and Aldinga Beach. Family-friendly places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Adelaide Oval will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Maslin Beach in Maslin Beach (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Cleland Wildlife Park, get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Murray Bridge to Adelaide takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Mount Gambier

— 1 day
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens and then discover the deep blue sea with Reef 2 Ridge.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Mount Gambier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect Mount Gambier to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Warrnambool

— 1 day
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool journey planner.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Warrnambool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Mount Gambier to Warrnambool due to the time zone difference. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip builder site.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Port Campbell in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Cape Otway Lightstation.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Anglesea.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Anglesea

— 1 night
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Anglesea vacation planning site.

Getting from Apollo Bay to Anglesea by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Anglesea sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Anglesea

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne route maker site.

Traveling by car from Anglesea to Melbourne takes 2 hours. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Alexandra

Alexandra is a town in Victoria, Australia. To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandra trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Alexandra by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Alexandra. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Albury.

Things to do in Alexandra

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Albury

— 1 day
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Wonga Wetlands and then explore the activities along Lake Hume.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Albury trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Alexandra to Albury takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Alexandra in January, expect Albury to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
On the 12th (Wed), get curious at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra holiday maker site.

Drive from Albury to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bathurst.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Bathurst

— 1 night
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. On the 13th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, then walk around Machattie Park, then see the interesting displays at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, and finally hike along Kangaroo Boundary Road Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bathurst trip builder site.

You can drive from Canberra to Bathurst in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, Bathurst is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Bathurst

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Sydney

— 1 night

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
On the 14th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Bathurst to Sydney by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bathurst in January, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Coffs Harbour

— 1 day
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coffs Harbour Beach and then fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour journey planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grafton.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Grafton

— 1 night
The city of Grafton is the seat of Local Government, the Federal and State Government administrative centre, and the commercial hub of the Clarence River Valley. For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grafton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Grafton takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Grafton can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Grafton

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Ipswich

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ipswich tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Grafton to Ipswich by car takes about 4 hours. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.