10 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

10 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

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10 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Cairns

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Four Mile Beach). Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairns. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

7
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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and stop by With Sugar.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

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 September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Spas & Wellness

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