26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns online sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cairns is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, things will get a bit cooler in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip site.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Maleny to see Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane day trip tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in July, with highs in Brisbane at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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: make a trip to Uluru, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°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 Trails
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip builder.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in Perth. Finish 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
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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