7 days in Queensland, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

7 days in Queensland, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

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7 days in Queensland, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Leura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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 16th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns visit planner.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Cairns is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in March, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
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 17th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 18th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Brisbane by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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day
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 19th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Leura trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Brisbane to Leura takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Leura. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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