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: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. Shop till you drop at Tanks Arts Centre and Smithfield Shopping Centre. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, stop by Bones and Jones, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

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Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove 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.
Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and Funstuff by Lyndafor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Daintree Discovery Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, stop by Coffee Works, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas itinerary website .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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