6 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

6 days in Cairns & Port Douglas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

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Cairns
— 1 day
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cairns

— 1 day

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.
Esplanade Boardwalk has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Port Douglas

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paronella Park. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option in Kuranda--about 1h 5 min away.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks