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
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online vacation planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Cairns, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cairns Cenotaph ©
Cairns Cenotaph

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation vacation planner .

Take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. Spend the 8th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the galleries of Des Spencer Galleries, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning site .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Fitzroy Gardens. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, kick back and relax at Flynns Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowes Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and finally Head underground at Forrest Caves.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cowes itinerary builder .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Cowes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Summerlands, Phillip Island, Forrest Caves
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Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney attractions planning tool .

Getting from Cowes to Sydney by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cowes in February, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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