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: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning tool .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 87°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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