24 days in Cairns Region & Port Macquarie Itinerary

24 days in Cairns Region & Port Macquarie Itinerary

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24 days in Cairns Region & Port Macquarie Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Port Macquarie
— 9 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Stuttgart

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, contemplate the waterfront views at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, and take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk.

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Stuttgart, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Stuttgart to Cairns. Traveling from Stuttgart in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Edge Hill, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Crystal Cascades
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

9
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Rocks Ferry Reserve will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Breakwall. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam (in Wauchope), Ellenborough Falls (in Elands) and Forster (Bennetts Head Lookout & Cape Hawke Lookout). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Goolawah National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Black Duck Brewery, contemplate the waterfront views at Hastings River, and take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Port Macquarie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wauchope, Forster, South West Rocks, North Brother Mountain, Kendall Craft Co-operative
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Ellenborough Falls ©
Ellenborough Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve ©
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

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