19 days in Port Douglas, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Port Douglas, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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1
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
3
Sydney
— 5 nights

7
nights
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 Studio 49 Artisan 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: Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach), Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery, St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda, &more) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Four Mile Beach, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool.

Seattle, USA to Port Douglas is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Port Douglas is 18 hours. 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

Side Trips

Kuranda, Cape Tribulation, Wangetti, Mareeba, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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 Albert Street Uniting Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like State Library Of Queensland and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). 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

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

5
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.
Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll explore and learn at Anzac Memorial and Sydney Jewish Museum. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach, look for gifts at Opal Minded, get your game on at Flight Experience, 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 train. 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

Side Trips

Manly, Tamarama Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

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