10 days in Perth & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

10 days in Perth & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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10 days in Perth & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 30​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
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Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Perth, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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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 3rd (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach vacation planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Airlie Beach in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Airlie Beach is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in December since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

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Getting from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

3
nights
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 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Four Mile Beach, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
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 9th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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