7 days in Great Barrier Reef & Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Great Barrier Reef & Melbourne Itinerary

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7 days in Great Barrier Reef & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 8th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas online route builder .

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Port Douglas at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 9th (Sat), head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Scuba & Snorkeling. Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in February, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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