8 days in Port Douglas & Cairns Region Itinerary

8 days in Port Douglas & Cairns Region Itinerary

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8 days in Port Douglas & Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Singapore
fly:  7​h
1
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Opal Reef and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Dubuji Boardwalk). Spend the 22nd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at Whileaway, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Port Douglas is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Port Douglas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get slightly colder in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Dubuji Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Cairns

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 (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Cairns Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery
Rusty's Market ©
Rusty's Market
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery ©
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

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