6 days in Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

6 days in Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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6 days in Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Agra
+2
train + subway + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Agra

1
night
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 7th (Sun): wander the streets of The Rocks, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, then meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online route planner .

Agra, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 4 hours. When traveling from Agra in April, plan for cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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