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: Cairns
bus:  1​h 15​min
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
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Cairns
— 1 night
End: Cairns

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night
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 17th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip builder .

Cairns to Port Douglas is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns sightseeing website .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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