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: Melbourne
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries and then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then browse the exhibits of Michael Seebeck Gallery, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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