7 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

7 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Cairns
— 1 night
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, visit Darling Harbour, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, then explore the galleries of Underart Gallery, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Village Gallery

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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 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · 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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