10 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

10 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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10 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

5
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
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.
Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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