3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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3 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

few
hours
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island online itinerary planner .

Sydney to Whitsunday Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: highs in Whitsunday Island hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at With Sugar, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally get outside with Horses in Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Make your Port Douglas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can 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 take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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