20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Canberra
— 3 nights
2
Hay
— 2 nights
3
Renmark
— 2 nights
4
Port Augusta
— 2 nights
5
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
7
Port Pirie
— 3 nights

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Canberra travel planning website.

Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Canberra at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hay.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

2
nights
Hay

Hay ©
Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. On the 4th (Tue), hike along Bidgee Riverside Trail, thentake in panoramic vistas at Hay Sunset Viewing Area, and then take a memorable drive along The Long Paddock - Cobb Highway Touring Route. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Long Paddock, thenget engrossed in the history at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, and then examine the collection at Shear Outback.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hay trip planner.

Drive from Canberra to Hay in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Renmark.

Things to do in Hay

Museums Outdoors Trails
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Shear Outback ©
Shear Outback
The Long Paddock ©
The Long Paddock

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. On the 6th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Olivewood Historic Homestead and Museum, make a trip to Waikerie Silo Art, and then admire the engineering at Lock 2. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Rocky's Hall of Fame and Pioneer Museum, examine the collection at The Village Historic Loxton, thentee off at Loxton Golf Club, and finally take some stellar pictures from Headings Cliff.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Renmark tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Hay to Renmark takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Renmark

Museums Golf Parks

Side Trips

Loxton, Waikerie, Rocky's Hall of Fame and Pioneer Museum
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Rocky's Hall of Fame and Pioneer Museum ©
Rocky's Hall of Fame and Pioneer Museum
Waikerie Silo Art ©
Waikerie Silo Art
Lock 2 ©
Lock 2

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.
On the 8th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, thentake some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout. On the next day, shop like a local with Homestead Gardens, thenstroll around Argadelles, and then explore the striking landscape at Warren Gorge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Augusta trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Renmark to Port Augusta by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Quorn
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli ©
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
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: explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park

4
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Coober Pedy, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to Port Pirie.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

3
nights
Port Pirie

Port Pirie ©
Port Pirie is the sixth most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Port Lincoln. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Pirie: Wallaroo (Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 & Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum), Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (in Peterborough) and Kadina (Victoria Square & The Farm Shed Museum). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Port Pirie RSL Museum, get engrossed in the history at Port Pirie National Trust Museum, see the interesting displays at Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre, and take in the waterfront at Port Germein Jetty.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Pirie trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Pirie. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Port Pirie, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Pirie

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wallaroo, Kadina, Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, Port Germein Jetty
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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
The Farm Shed Museum ©
The Farm Shed Museum
Port Germein Jetty ©
Port Germein Jetty

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