23 days in Sydney, Port Douglas & Gold Coast Itinerary

23 days in Sydney, Port Douglas & Gold Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  25 h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
2
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h
3
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  28 h
End: Cardiff

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taronga Zoo, BridgeClimb and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, visit Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and head outdoors with Watsons Bay.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Sydney when traveling from Cardiff in August, with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
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.
You've added Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour, Four Mile Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cairns (Esplanade Boardwalk & Esplanade Lagoon Pool).

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cairns, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

7
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, SkyPoint Observation Deck, Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip maker site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in August: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bondi Beach as well as Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours. Enjoy Sydney some more: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours ©
Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours

Similar Plans

24 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM ITALY March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 26 days in Australia, New Zealand & Mumbai BY A USER FROM INDIA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 49 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM POLAND November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 46 days in Asia, South Pacific & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM FRANCE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 6 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans