15 days in Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns planning app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. In April, Cairns is warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 14th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, and enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas vacation site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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