16 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

16 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

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16 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Cairns
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Cairns

13
days
Cairns

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Green Island, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns travel planner .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre, then view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then stop by The Reef Marina.

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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 July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Spas & Wellness

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