7 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

7 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Cairns

2
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online route planner .

Adelaide to Sydney is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Adelaide, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Robina Town Shopping Centre ©
Robina Town Shopping Centre

2
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.
On the 11th (Thu), experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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