5 days in Cairns Itinerary

5 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 Michaelmas Cay and Spas & Wellness. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & St Mary’s by The Sea chapel). Spend the 7th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip maker .

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Historic Village Herberton
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