19 days in Port Douglas, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Port Douglas, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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Port Douglas

— 7 nights
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 Sunday Market Port Douglas and Peter Jarver Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Kuranda. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach) and Kuranda (St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda, Birdworld Kuranda, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Port Douglas is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Port Douglas, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 88°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like State Library Of Queensland and Queensland Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral, partake in some friendly competition at Breakout Brisbane, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square, and see the interesting displays at Old Government House.

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Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Tamarama Beach. You'll explore and learn at Anzac Memorial and Sydney Jewish Museum. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, look for gifts at Opal Minded, get your game on at Flight Experience, and wander the streets of King Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in December, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

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