19 days in Port Douglas, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Port Douglas, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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Brisbane
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Sydney
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Port Douglas

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.
Do your shopping at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Ngarru Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Kuranda. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach) and Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery, St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel route planner.

Seattle, USA to Port Douglas is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect Port Douglas to be much warmer, temps between 88°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Trinity Beach
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Opal Reef
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Brisbane Arcade will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like State Library Of Queensland and Queensland Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral, partake in some friendly competition at Breakout Brisbane, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Highlights from your trip

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Bronte Beach. You'll explore and learn at Anzac Memorial and Sydney Observatory. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Opal Minded, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and wander the streets of King Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in December, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Anzac Memorial
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Tamarama Beach
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