10 days in Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

10 days in Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary app .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In April, Sydney is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip tool .

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, bus, and shuttle. In April, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 13th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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