6 days in Port Douglas Itinerary

6 days in Port Douglas Itinerary

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6 days in Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Cairns
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
End: Cairns

5
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.
Daintree Discovery Centre and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 8th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 9th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planning tool .

Cairns to Port Douglas is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
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Daintree Discovery Centre

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