5 days in New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland Itinerary

5 days in New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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Melbourne Museum
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Eureka Skydeck 88

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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 4th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Melbourne to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

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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 5th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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