9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Port Douglas
bus:  1​h 15​min
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Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Mossman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kuranda
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Atherton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
End: Cairns

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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 12th (Fri): stop by Cairns Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

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Port Douglas to Cairns is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery

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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 13th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

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. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Mossman.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. On the 15th (Mon), engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mossman visit planner.

Mossman is just a short distance from Port Douglas. In October, daily temperatures in Mossman can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kuranda.

Things to do in Mossman

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cape Trib Farm, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuranda trip builder website .

Drive from Mossman to Kuranda in 1.5 hours. October in Kuranda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Atherton.

Things to do in Kuranda

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Peter Jarver Gallery ©
Peter Jarver Gallery
St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda ©
Emu Ridge Gallery ©
Emu Ridge Gallery

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Atherton

Atherton ©
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, then see the interesting displays at Herberton Mining Museum, then identify plant and animal life at The Peterson Creek Walking Track, and finally view the masterpieces at Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Atherton route planner.

You can drive from Kuranda to Atherton in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Atherton

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Herberton, Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe, The Peterson Creek Walking Track
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Herberton Mining Museum ©
Herberton Mining Museum

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Cairns

Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art, see Multi-day Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curtain Fig National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online journey planner .

Getting from Atherton to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Curtain Fig National Park
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Shark Diving
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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