18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
6
Perth
— 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Tue), have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Spas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip website.

Fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in February, with highs in Brisbane at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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, beaches, and parks. 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 a stroll through Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning site.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Perth reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

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