23 days in Sydney, Port Douglas & Gold Coast Itinerary

23 days in Sydney, Port Douglas & Gold Coast Itinerary

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23 days in Sydney, Port Douglas & Gold Coast Itinerary

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 list of things to see and do now includes Taronga Zoo, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, BridgeClimb, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, head outdoors with Watsons Bay, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online trip maker .

Cardiff, UK to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in August, Sydney is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour, Four Mile Beach, Daintree Discovery Tours, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Cairns (Esplanade Boardwalk & Esplanade Lagoon Pool).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas vacation planner .

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 31°C and lows reach 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

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Daintree Discovery Tours ©
Daintree Discovery Tours

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 SkyPoint Observation Deck, Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, Warner Bros. Movie World, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and indulge your taste buds at Sanctuary Markets.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in August; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

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
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney
You've now added Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours to your itinerary. Enjoy Sydney some more: stroll through Manly Beach and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Mrs Macquarie's Chair ©
Mrs Macquarie's Chair

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