56 days in Port Douglas & Cairns Itinerary

56 days in Port Douglas & Cairns Itinerary

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56 days in Port Douglas & Cairns Itinerary

Cairns
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 53 nights
Cairns

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.
On the 6th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Cairns to Port Douglas is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Thornton Beach
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Etty Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Yungaburra (Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig National Park, & more), Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Spas & Wellness) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Millstream Falls National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kuranda, Atherton, Smithfield, Cairns Region, Edge Hill
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