10 days in Perth & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

10 days in Perth & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Perth travel route builder app.

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore in December, Perth is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online vacation maker.

Fly from Perth to Airlie Beach in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth to Airlie Beach, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Airlie Beach in December, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
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.
On the 9th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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