9 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Yorkeys Knob Itinerary

9 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Yorkeys Knob Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Yorkeys Knob Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Yorkeys Knob
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Aquarium, Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, then whizz through the canopy at Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, and then meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome ©
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes With Sugar, Four Mile Beach and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yorkeys Knob.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
Yorkeys Knob

Yorkeys Knob
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Holloways Beach Markets.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yorkeys Knob online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Yorkeys Knob takes an hour. December in Yorkeys Knob sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Yorkeys Knob

Shopping

Side Trip

Holloways Beach Markets
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

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