15 days in Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  31​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  28​h
End: Cardiff


1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, then stroll through Thornton Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation journey planner.

Cardiff, UK to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Cape Tribulation is 10 hours. When traveling from Cardiff in October, plan for much warmer days in Cape Tribulation, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

3
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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 3rd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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