10 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

10 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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10 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Kabul
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Kabul

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanks Arts Centre and Luminous Lights. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, stop by Cairns Central Shopping Centre, and hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey planner.

Kabul, Afghanistan to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kabul to Cairns. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Coffee Works or Funstuff by Lynda. Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, look for gifts at Whileaway, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Coffee Works ©
Coffee Works
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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