20 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Port Douglas Itinerary

20 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Port Douglas Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

3
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.
The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore and take pictures at James Craig Tall Ship, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online attractions planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Traveling from London in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Caloundra Lighthouses. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang), Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe) and The Grainery (in Murwillumbah). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and stroll around South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Murwillumbah, Caloundra, Bee Gees Way, Mooloolaba Beach
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. Des Spencer Galleries and Village Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach). Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in April, with highs in Port Douglas at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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