24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

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Mildura
— 1 night
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Port Augusta
— 2 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
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Kingoonya
— 1 night
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Penong
— 2 nights
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Fowlers Bay
— 2 nights
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Kimba
— 1 night
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Port MacDonnell
— 5 nights
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Hay
— 2 nights
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Mildura

— 1 night
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mildura tour itinerary planning tool.

Sydney to Mildura is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mildura: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Mildura

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Port Augusta

— 2 nights
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Alligator Gorge, make a trip to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Port Augusta Train Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta travel route builder app.

Getting from Mildura to Port Augusta by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Mildura to Port Augusta. When traveling from Mildura in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Augusta, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Parks

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Coober Pedy

— 4 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, appreciate the history behind The Big Miner, and get all the information you need at Coober Pedy Tourist Information Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Port Augusta in January, with highs in Coober Pedy at 41°C and lows at 26°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kingoonya.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Kingoonya

— 1 night
Kingoonya Township is a small almost totally abandoned farming settlement in the central outback of the Australian state of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lake Gairdner National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kingoonya trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Kingoonya takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Penong.

Things to do in Kingoonya

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Penong

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Cactus Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Penong tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kingoonya to Penong in 6.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Fowlers Bay.

Things to do in Penong

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Nature

Fowlers Bay

— 2 nights
Fowlers Bay, formerly Yalata, is a small coastal town in the Australian state of South Australia located about 658km north-west of the state capital, Adelaide. For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Fowlers Bay itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Penong to Fowlers Bay in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Kimba.

Things to do in Fowlers Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Kimba

— 1 night
Kimba is a rural service town on the Eyre Highway at the top of Eyre Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Edward John Eyre Sculptures.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kimba trip planner.

You can drive from Fowlers Bay to Kimba in 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Adelaide.

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.
For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Kimba to Adelaide takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Port MacDonnell.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Port MacDonnell

— 5 nights
Port MacDonnell is the southernmost town in South Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Port MacDonnell: Cape Banks Lighthouse (in Carpenter's Rocks), Discovery Bay Coastal Park (in Nelson) and Southend Jetty (in Southend). There's much more to do: Head underground at Princess Margaret Rose Caves, identify plant and animal life at Germein Reserve, get a taste of local nightlife at Western Tavern - Mt Gambier, and take in the pleasant sights at Cape Northumberland.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Port MacDonnell tour planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Port MacDonnell in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in January; daily highs in Port MacDonnell reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hay.

Things to do in Port MacDonnell

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hay

— 2 nights
Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hay trip itinerary website.

Drive from Port MacDonnell to Hay in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Port MacDonnell to Hay. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hay

Museums

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.