8 days in Sydney & Port Douglas Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Port Douglas Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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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.
Kids will enjoy Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planning website .

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. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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