26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Townsville
— Few hours
ferry:  30​min
3
Magnetic Island
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Tel Aviv

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Appreciate the collections at Opal Museum and Queensland Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Pioneer Cottage Buderim), Art on Cairncross (in Maleny) and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, make a trip to Wheel of Brisbane, and get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online road trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Brisbane. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder days in Brisbane, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Buderim, Australia Zoo, Art on Cairncross
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

few
hours
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tropical Queensland.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville online vacation planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Townsville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, Townsville is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Museums Nature Parks
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery ©
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

4
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Geoffrey Bay and West Point. Get in touch with nature at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail and Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Magnetic Island travel route builder site .

Magnetic Island is just a short distance from Townsville. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park

6
nights
Cairns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Discovery Centre and Safaris. Visit Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

7
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Main Beach (Anthea Polson Art & Sea World Theme Park), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Seaview Art Gallery (in Caloundra). Enjoy Brisbane some more: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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