7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairns
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 4th (Mon), trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island journey builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and then stop by Australian Leather Company.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planning website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and finally stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.