23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and stop by With Sugar.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 8 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

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
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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, don't miss a visit to Wheel of Brisbane, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip maker .

Getting from Port Douglas to Brisbane by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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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
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the galleries of Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, explore and take pictures at The Farm Byron Bay, then let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Byron Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Torquay.

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

2
nights
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.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Torquay tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Torquay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Torquay to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Spas

Side Trips

Teddy's Lookout, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Spas
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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 18th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker website .

Getting from Torquay to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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