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

New York City
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  30​h
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
New York City

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, then choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

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New York City, USA to Port Douglas is an approximately 30-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 78°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Shaolin Junk Cruises

2
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.
On the 5th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

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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 July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 64°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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