22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  30​h
End: Jerusalem


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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 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach and then walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary site .

Jerusalem, Israel to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in May, expect Perth to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in May: highs in Melbourne hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Dee Why Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. The adventure continues: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then stroll through Ned's Beach. On the next day, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Do your shopping at With Sugar and Ngarru Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 16th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip site .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, things will get a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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