26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas online road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World in Maleny, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Walking tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Swan River and then make a trip to Fremantle Prison.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth travel planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Perth when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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