15 days in Perth & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

15 days in Perth & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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15 days in Perth & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  29​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  13​h 30​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Caversham Wildlife Park and Cottesloe Beach. Step out of Perth with an excursion to All Saints Anglican Church in Belhus--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthew's Anglican Church, get to know the fascinating history of Bennett Brook Railway, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth tour itinerary builder site .

New York City, USA to Perth is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from New York City to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Perth hover around 90°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Whiteman, St Matthew's Anglican Church, All Saints Anglican Church, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Lake Allom will get you outdoors.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Perth to Fraser Island in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Fraser Island is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in February, Fraser Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

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hours
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Whitsunday Island planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

3
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge will get you outdoors. Spend the 11th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Esplanade Boardwalk. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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