9 days in Fitzroy Island, Port Douglas & Cairns Itinerary

9 days in Fitzroy Island, Port Douglas & Cairns Itinerary

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9 days in Fitzroy Island, Port Douglas & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Fitzroy Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Perth

1
night
Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ©
On the 8th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fitzroy Island National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Fitzroy Island trip itinerary maker .

Perth to Fitzroy Island is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Fitzroy Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in January since evenings lows in Fitzroy Island dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fitzroy Island to Port Douglas. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

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

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. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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