11 days in Cape Tribulation & Port Douglas Itinerary

11 days in Cape Tribulation & Port Douglas Itinerary

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11 days in Cape Tribulation & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Cape Tribulation
1
Cape Tribulation
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Cape Tribulation

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grassy Hill and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Visiting Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation journey planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Janbal Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cairns, Janbal Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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