7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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7 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  31​h
1
Townsville
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Montreal

1
day
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum North Queensland, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville tour itinerary builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Townsville is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 15 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Museums Nature
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Army Museum North Queensland ©
Army Museum North Queensland

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner .

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Townsville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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