19 days in Port Douglas, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Port Douglas, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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1
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
3
Sydney
— 5 nights

7
nights
Port Douglas

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.
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: Kuranda (St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda, Birdworld Kuranda, &more), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach). 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 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 °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mareeba, Cape Tribulation, Wangetti, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Albert Street Uniting Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like State Library Of Queensland and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). 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 Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner.

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 °F and lows reach °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
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State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

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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.
Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll explore and learn at Hyde Park Barracks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarama Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, visit King Street, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach.

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 train. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manly, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

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