8 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

8 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Cairns

4
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 outdoors at Michaelmas Cay and Safaris. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). Spend the 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands and experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Safaris, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
On the 24th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip app .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

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