5 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

5 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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5 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + shuttle:  14​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and With Sugarfor some retail therapy. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Port Douglas is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Port Douglas at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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