13 days in Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Yangon (Rangoon)
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Yorkeys Knob
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Yangon (Rangoon)

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nights
Melbourne

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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel route planner.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Melbourne. In September, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Whitsunday Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Whitsunday Island hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with The Bump Track, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Whitsunday Island in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Yorkeys Knob.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Yorkeys Knob

On the 23rd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yorkeys Knob trip app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Yorkeys Knob in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Yorkeys Knob are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Yorkeys Knob

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Yorkeys Knob to Sydney with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yorkeys Knob in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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