8 days in Port Douglas, Daintree Region & Cairns Region Itinerary

8 days in Port Douglas, Daintree Region & Cairns Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
3
Cairns
— 2 nights

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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Rex Lookout in Wangetti, approximately Wangetti away. Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, shop like a local with Mossman Saturday Market, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman, Wangetti, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Discovery Centre, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thenexperience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Daintree, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Cairns Scooter and Bicycle Hire. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, get outside with Cairns Scooter and Bicycle Hire and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cairns Scooter and Bicycle Hire ©
Cairns Scooter and Bicycle Hire
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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