22 days in Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

Manchester
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  34​h
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
Manchester

4
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. Traveling from Manchester to Fraser Island, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in Fraser Island at 33°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
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Lake Birrabeen

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. Spend the 24th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, look for gifts at Whileaway, play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours, and head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Port Douglas by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 11 hours. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Port Douglas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will thrill your kids. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and stroll through Trail Bike Adventures.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

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Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
day
Hamilton Island

On the 2nd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
days
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planner .

Fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Sydney Opera House
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Bondi Beach

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