7 days in Cairns Region & Port Douglas Itinerary

7 days in Cairns Region & Port Douglas Itinerary

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7 days in Cairns Region & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Caravonica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Caravonica

Caravonica ©
Visiting Michaelmas Cay and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rusty's Market and Artistree Gallery. Explore Caravonica's surroundings by going to Atherton Tablelands (in Cairns) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba).

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Caravonica trip planner.

Sydney to Caravonica is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Caravonica to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Caravonica

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cairns, Kuranda, Crystal Cascades, Trinity Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Thornton Beach, then do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and then hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel planner.

You can drive from Caravonica to Port Douglas in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thornton Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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