8 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

8 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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8 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Osnabruck
Fly:  34​h
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
Osnabruck

3
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.
Spend the 4th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 5th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, look for gifts at With Sugar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip maker app .

Osnabruck, Germany to Port Douglas is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Osnabruck to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Osnabruck in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 7th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder .

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. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
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