22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
3
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 2nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Melbourne is 8 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park, get great views at Point Danger Lookout, and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Torquay journey planner .

Drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Fun & Games
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, get great views at Govetts Leap, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, head outdoors with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, and then make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leura trip planning website .

Getting from Torquay to Leura by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Torquay in October; daily highs in Leura reach 30°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, The National Pass
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

4
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, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
On the 11th (Fri), hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder .

Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

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

Getting from Brisbane to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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