40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Horsham
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Alice Springs
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Tiwi Islands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Batchelor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Darwin
— 11 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
5
Longreach
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h 15 min
6
Coonabarabran
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Coolah
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Dubbo
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
End: Horsham

9
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Flynn Memorial Uniting Church are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Yubu Napa Art Gallery and This is Aboriginal Art capture your imagination. Step out of Alice Springs with an excursion to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct in Hermannsburg--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Tangentyere Artists, explore the galleries of Jila Arts, examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Horsham to Alice Springs is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Tiwi Islands.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

1
night
Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Tiwi Design.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to Tiwi Islands. When traveling from Alice Springs in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Tiwi Islands: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Tiwi Islands

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tiwi Design ©
Tiwi Design

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery, then relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, then admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Termite Mounds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Batchelor travel route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tiwi Islands to Batchelor. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

11
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin. Take a break from the city and head to Mindil Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs (about 42 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Provenance Arts, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin journey planner.

Drive from Batchelor to Darwin in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory ©

3
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. You'll explore and learn at QANTAS Founders Museum and Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum. Head to Outback Pics and Spinifex Collectionsfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, don't miss a visit to Wellshot Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Longreach travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Longreach takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Longreach due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in May: high temperatures in Longreach hover around 32°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Highlights from your plan
QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum ©
Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum

3
nights
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Siding Spring Observatory and Warrumbungle Observatory. Get a sense of the local culture at Gunnedah Rural Museum and The Australia Telescope Compact Array. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coonabarabran: Narrabri Fish Farm (in Narrabri) and Porcupine Lookout (in Gunnedah). Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Warrumbungle National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Crystal Kingdom, Head underground at Sandstone Caves, and immerse yourself in nature at Nelson Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coonabarabran online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Coonabarabran takes 14 hours. Traveling from Longreach in May, things will get little chillier in Coonabarabran: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Coolah.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Narrabri, Gunnedah
Highlights from your plan
Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park
Gunnedah Rural Museum ©
Gunnedah Rural Museum
Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory

1
night
Coolah

Coolah ©
Coolah is a town in the central western part of New South Wales, Australia in Warrumbungle Shire. On the 3rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Coolah Tops National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Coolah trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Coonabarabran to Coolah takes 1.5 hours. June in Coolah sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Coolah

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Coolah Tops National Park ©
Coolah Tops National Park

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope and The Henry Parkes Centre. Visiting Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine and Tiger Bay Wetlands will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubbo: Memorial Hill Lookout (in Parkes) and Cameron Park (in Wellington). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden, admire the striking features of Dundullimal Homestead, and do a tasting at Red Earth Estate.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubbo day trip planner.

You can drive from Coolah to Dubbo in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dubbo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Parkes, Wellington, Tiger Bay Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

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