15 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

15 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

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15 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

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

11
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and Doongal Aboriginal Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Village Gallery), Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe (in Tolga) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove, Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Mulgrave Settlers Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and then stop by With Sugar.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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