14 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

14 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland route planner

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Cairns
— 10 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns

— 10 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas, Palm Cove Beach, &more), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Green Island, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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 2nd (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then stop by With Sugar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips