21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  31​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Katoomba
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  8​h
7
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

Plan my day in Cape Tribulation using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cape Tribulation when traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Walu Wugirriga Lookout ©
Walu Wugirriga Lookout

2
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cape Tribulation in October: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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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

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 5th (Sat), meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get advice or help at The Byron Bay Book Exchange, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, Byron Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Day FIne Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, admire all the interesting features of Lincoln's Rock, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Govetts Leap, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, stroll through The Giant Stairway, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, then make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, and finally stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katoomba, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Lincoln's Rock, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay holiday planning site .

Getting from Katoomba to Torquay by combination of train, flight, and shuttle takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in October; daily highs in Torquay reach 24°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Spas

Side Trips

Lorne, Spas, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Spas

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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