5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast journey maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in December, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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