6 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

6 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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6 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Fly:  31​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Milwaukee

1
day
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 20th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online day trip planner .

Milwaukee, USA to Port Douglas is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Milwaukee to Port Douglas, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Milwaukee in November; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 87°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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3
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 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Esplanade Boardwalk

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