15 days in Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  21​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Calgary

5
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.
Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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Calgary, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. In July, Sydney is a bit cooler than Calgary - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 8th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 6th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

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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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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