15 days in Sydney & Port Douglas Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Port Douglas Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
End: Sydney

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.
You've added Abyss Scuba Diving, Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach, Abyss Scuba Diving
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Abyss Scuba Diving ©
Abyss Scuba Diving

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.
Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and With Sugarfor plenty of shopping. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Trinity Beach and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Spas & Wellness), Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda) and Cairns (Gallo DairyLand & Atherton Tablelands). There's lots more to do: stop by Coffee Works, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, experience rural life at Jaques Coffee Plantation, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cairns, Mareeba, Cow Bay Beach, Birdworld Kuranda, Trinity Beach
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
You've now added WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Rocks Markets and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Family-friendly places like Palm Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Byvonne (in Wyong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). See even more of Sydney: stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates and enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Byvonne, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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