5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Port Douglas

— 1 night
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 (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip app.

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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— 3 nights

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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Australia travel guide

Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.