7 days in Sydney, Gold Coast Region & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

7 days in Sydney, Gold Coast Region & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney, Gold Coast Region & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Agra
+2
train + subway + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
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.
On the 7th (Sun), take a stroll through The Rocks, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planning app .

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 changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Agra, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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 9th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

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Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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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 10th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In April, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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