7 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

7 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

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7 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  29​h
End: Barcelona

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then stop by Cairns Art Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Cairns is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree Discovery Centre and Four Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip builder .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Discovery Centre, Daintree Entomological museum, Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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