11 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Daintree Region Itinerary

11 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Daintree Region Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Daintree Region Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Berlin

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Daintree Discovery Centre about 30 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online tour planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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