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
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Cairns

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Photography Tours, Josephine Falls, Atherton Tablelands, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online route planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairns. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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