20 days in Whitsunday Islands & Cairns Itinerary

20 days in Whitsunday Islands & Cairns Itinerary

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20 days in Whitsunday Islands & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
shuttle + subway + Fly:  25​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 9 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
2
Daydream Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + shuttle:  23​h 30​min
End: Seattle


9
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Jetryder. Get outdoors at Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Golf Club.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hamilton Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Seattle, USA to Hamilton Island is an approximately 25-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 18 hours. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect Hamilton Island to be warmer, temps between 86°F and 76°F. You'll set off for Daydream Island on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
Daydream Island is known for wildlife and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Daydream Island online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Daydream Island. January in Daydream Island sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Parks Wildlife
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3
nights
Cairns

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 25th (Sat), kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Daydream Island to Cairns with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Babinda Boulders, Spas & Wellness, Trinity Beach
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

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