7 days in Cairns, Daintree Region & Trinity Beach Itinerary

7 days in Cairns, Daintree Region & Trinity Beach Itinerary

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7 days in Cairns, Daintree Region & Trinity Beach Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly:  29​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Trinity Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Darwin

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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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Darwin to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Spas
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Spas & Wellness

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nights
Cape Tribulation

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 21st (Mon): stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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Trinity Beach

Trinity Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Trinity Beach and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then stop by Annie's Ladies Boutique, and finally kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Trinity Beach journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Trinity Beach takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trinity Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Kuranda
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach