11 days in Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Reef and Atherton Tablelands. Get in touch with nature at Michaelmas Cay and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Four Mile Beach, & more), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Birdworld Kuranda, Babinda Boulders, Trinity Beach
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