13 days in Great Barrier Reef, Adelaide & Western Australia Itinerary

13 days in Great Barrier Reef, Adelaide & Western Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Great Barrier Reef, Adelaide & Western Australia Itinerary

Oslo
Fly:  25​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Oslo

3
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip tool .

Oslo, Norway to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Cairns is 9 hours. In July, Cairns is a bit warmer than Oslo - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
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Palm Cove Beach

3
days
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 15th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel route planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Adelaide takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in July; daily highs in Adelaide reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

1
day
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Potshot Memorial and then enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Adelaide to Exmouth by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide to Exmouth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Exmouth: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Historic Sites
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Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then explore the activities along Swan River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Exmouth to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in July, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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