8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at ZOO TO YOU HQ - Discovery Centre and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Thornton Beach, get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation journey planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), look for gifts at With Sugar, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally head outdoors with Horses in Port. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Palm Cove Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palm Cove trip itinerary maker website .

Palm Cove is very close to Port Douglas. In July, daytime highs in Palm Cove are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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