9 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Fitzroy Island Itinerary

9 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Fitzroy Island Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Fitzroy Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
3
Fitzroy Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns visit planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's much more to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online tour 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 January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fitzroy Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ©
On the 15th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Fitzroy Island National Park.

Make your Fitzroy Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Douglas to Fitzroy Island. In January, daily temperatures in Fitzroy Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

#Nature, #Parks
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Fitzroy Island National Park ©
Fitzroy Island National Park

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