15 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane online trip builder .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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 14th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally stop by Coffee Works.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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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 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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