11 days in Port Douglas & Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Port Douglas & Cairns Itinerary

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11 days in Port Douglas & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
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Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Port Douglas

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Four Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, look for gifts at With Sugar, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield Waterfall, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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.
Shark Diving has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, look for gifts at Annie's Ladies Boutique, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns tour planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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