50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 17 nights
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Mildura
— 7 nights
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Broken Hill
— 7 nights
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Bourke
— 4 nights
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Lightning Ridge
— 4 nights
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Longreach
— 5 nights
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Normanton
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas

— 17 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree (Tranquility Falls, Daintree Tea, &more), Palm Cove (Biked - Palm Cove, Palm Cove Beach, &more) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, and engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip site.

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mildura.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Mildura

— 7 nights
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mildura: Lascelles (The Drover's Hut Gallery, Silo Art Trail, &more) and Wentworth (Perry Sandhills & Wentworth Military Collection). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Sunraysia Cellar Door, see Off-Road Tours, relax in the rural setting at Orange World, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mildura trip app.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Mildura takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, you will find days in Mildura are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Mildura

Museums · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Broken Hill

— 7 nights
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Venture out of the city with trips to Silverton (Mundi Mundi Lookout & Day Dream Mine). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at School of the Air, admire the masterpieces at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Broken Hill attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mildura to Broken Hill takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mildura in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Broken Hill, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bourke

— 4 nights
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Byrock Rock Holes (in Byrock), Brewarrina (Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps & Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum) and Cobar (Cobar Miners Heritage Park, Great Cobar Heritage Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Back O'Bourke Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre, stroll the grounds of Bourke Historic Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Mulgowan (Yapa) Aboriginal Rock Art Site, and take in the exciting artwork at Back O' Bourke Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bourke trip planner.

You can drive from Broken Hill to Bourke in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Lightning Ridge

— 4 nights
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. Take a break from Lightning Ridge with a short trip to Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd in Cumborah, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with John Murray Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of 3 mile Heritage opal mines, take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, and stop by Lost Sea Opals.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lightning Ridge online vacation planner.

Getting from Bourke to Lightning Ridge by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Longreach.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Longreach

— 5 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Venture out of the city with trips to Barcaldine (Australian Workers Heritage Centre & Tree of Knowledge Memorial). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics, steep yourself in history at Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, and look for gifts at Spinifex Collections.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Longreach trip planner.

Getting from Lightning Ridge to Longreach by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Normanton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Normanton

— 3 nights
Normanton is a small cattle town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Karumba (Barramundi Discovery Centre & Hatchery Karumba, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park, make a trip to Krys the Crocodile, and take in the exciting artwork at Bynoe Arts Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Normanton day trip planner.

You can drive from Longreach to Normanton in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Longreach in September, things will get a bit warmer in Normanton: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Normanton

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.