15 days in Gold Coast & Port Douglas Itinerary

15 days in Gold Coast & Port Douglas Itinerary

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15 days in Gold Coast & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and make a splash at WhiteWater World.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast online driving holiday planner .

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Gold Coast to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

8
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach), Cairns (Esplanade Boardwalk & Esplanade Lagoon Pool) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 21st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights, kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in July: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Cow Bay Beach, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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