7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  16​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning site .

Chennai, India to Sydney is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in November, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online route maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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