3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
Airlie Beach
— Few hours
+3
ferry + Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
Mission Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the activities along Heart Reef.

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Melbourne to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mission Beach.

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Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 29th (Thu), take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mission Beach vacation site .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Airlie Beach to Mission Beach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Skydiving

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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.
On the 30th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour planner .

You can drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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