4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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.
On the 16th (Tue), look for gifts at With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online tour builder .

Adelaide to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in July, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

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
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
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 (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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