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: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online tour planner .

San Francisco, USA to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Cairns is 18 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Cairns at 83°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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