Just trying to plan my trip I really only (unfortunately) have 10-11 days for my trip to Australia in November which includes travel time bewteen the East Coast of America to Australi. 7 days 6 nights are already booked in Sydney but I need to figure out how long to stay in PD. I want to come up to Port Douglas to snorkel the GBR (already looking into wavelength). I had originally only planned for 2 nights in PD. First being an arrival from SYD at 4pm; and then snorkel the full 2nd day; stay that night; and then fly back to SYD the morning of the 3rd day. I'm thinking though I should try to alter my arrangements to spend a 3rd night in PD? This way we will have two full days available for snorkeling in the event of poor weather conditions. And to also have the opportunity to go to Kuranda or do something else that extra day?
I say all that to ask is 2 nights enough?? I can do a little switching of my nights in Sydney to allow for a 3rd night in PD.
I will also add; that I am flying to Cairns on the same day as my arrival from America. So I will have traveled over 24 hours in flights before checking in and probably wanting nothing more than to sleep that first night.