50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Jervis Bay
— 5 nights
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Bega
— 3 nights
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Thredbo Village
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 5 nights
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Wagga Wagga
— 3 nights
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Wentworth
— 2 nights
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Broken Hill
— 5 nights
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Bourke
— 2 nights
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Armidale
— 4 nights
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Glen Innes
— 2 nights
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Byron Bay
— 5 nights
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Newcastle
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Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at The Giant Stairway and The Three Sisters. National Motor Racing Museum and Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, stroll through Grand Canyon track, head outdoors with Evans Lookout, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba travel route builder.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in August since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Jervis Bay

— 5 nights
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Appreciate the collections at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hyams Beach and Booderee National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Jervis Bay: Joadja Vineyard (in Berrima), The Grape Escape (in Mittagong) and Eling Forest Winery (in Sutton Forest). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Saddleback Mountain Lookout and identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Explorer Cruises.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jervis Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Katoomba to Jervis Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Bega.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:

Bega

— 3 nights
Bega is a town in the south-east of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire. Get outdoors at Blue Pool and Underwater Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Camel Rock and Bega Pioneer Museum. When in Bega, make a side trip to see Montague Island in Narooma, approximately Narooma away. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Bega Cheese Heritage Centre.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bega online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Jervis Bay to Bega in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bega can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Thredbo Village.

Things to do in Bega

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Thredbo Village

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Thredbo Alpine Village and then take in the awesome beauty at Kosciuszko National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Shut the Gate Wines and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perisher Blue Ski Resort.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thredbo Village holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bega to Thredbo Village takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bega in August; daily highs in Thredbo Village reach 12°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Thredbo Village

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Canberra

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at ANZAC Parade Walk and Lake Burley Griffin. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Namadgi National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Canberra Museum and Gallery, stroll through Lanyon Homestead, relax in the rural setting at The Truffle Farm, and engage your brain at Questacon.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra day trip site.

You can drive from Thredbo Village to Canberra in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:

Wagga Wagga

— 3 nights
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Get some cultural insight at Temora Aviation Museum and RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre. You'll explore and learn at Holbrook Submarine Museum and Temora Rural Museum. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Wagga Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wagga Wagga vacation planning website.

You can drive from Canberra to Wagga Wagga in 3 hours. In August in Wagga Wagga, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wentworth.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Wentworth

— 2 nights
Wentworth is a small border town in the far south west of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Perry Sandhills and then get engrossed in the history at Old Wentworth Gaol. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Wentworth Military Collection and then examine the collection at Riverboat Rod's Model Paddle Steamer Display.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wentworth road trip website.

Traveling by car from Wagga Wagga to Wentworth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Wentworth are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Wentworth

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Broken Hill

— 5 nights
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mad Max Museum and Silverton Gaol Museum. Appreciate the collections at Silver City Mint and Art Centre and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (Geocentre), view the masterpieces at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Broken Hill travel planner.

You can drive from Wentworth to Broken Hill in 3 hours. Traveling from Wentworth in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Broken Hill. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

Bourke

— 2 nights
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll the grounds of Bourke Historic Cemetery and then take a leisurely stroll along Bourke Historic Wharf. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Back O'Bourke Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre and then view the masterpieces at Back O' Bourke Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bourke travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Broken Hill to Bourke by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Armidale

— 4 nights
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saumarez Homestead and Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate New England Regional Art Museum and McCrossin's Mill Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Armidale side-trips: Apsley Falls (in Walcha) and Parque Nacional de Dorrigo (in Dorrigo). It doesn't end there: cruise along Waterfall Way and take in the dramatic scenery at Wollomombi Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Armidale online vacation planner.

You can drive from Bourke to Armidale in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glen Innes.

Things to do in Armidale

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Glen Innes

— 2 nights
Glen Innes is a parish and town on the Northern Tablelands, in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Land of the Beardies History House Museum & Research Centre and then make a trip to Australian Standing Stones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): experience rural life at The Super Strawberry and then shop like a local with Gawura Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glen Innes route planner.

Traveling by car from Armidale to Glen Innes takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Glen Innes

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Byron Bay

— 5 nights
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Sundive Byron Bay and Wategos Beach. Relax by the water at Belongil Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum (in Ballina) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery Byron Bay, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online visit planner.

Getting from Glen Innes to Byron Bay by car takes about 4 hours. September in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Newcastle.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

Newcastle

— 7 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Terrigal Beach and Ivanhoe Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to Maitland Gaol (in East Maitland), Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours (in Nelson Bay) and Wine D Road Tours (in Rosebrook). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Norah Head Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Tatler Wines, examine the collection at Newcastle Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Nobbys Head.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle journey planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Newcastle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 19:

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.

Kosciuszko National Park travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Mountains · Hiking Trails