15 days in Sydney, Great Barrier Reef & Brisbane Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Great Barrier Reef & Brisbane Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Great Barrier Reef & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  29​h
End: Dusseldorf

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, and make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning tool .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Sydney. Traveling from Dusseldorf in November, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fraser Island fast, fun, and easy.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip builder .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, Cairns is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas driving holiday website .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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