4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Manila
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Manila

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Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours, kick back and relax at Finch Bay, then explore and take pictures at Cooktown War Memorial, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cooktown trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Cooktown is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Cooktown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cooktown

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Cooktown War Memorial ©
Cooktown War Memorial

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Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cooktown to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

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Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art, then identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Doongal Aboriginal Art ©
Doongal Aboriginal Art

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