7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Port Douglas to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Tours, #Adventure, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

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.
On the 8th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns route maker .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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