8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

View / edit route

Cairns
— 7 nights

8
days
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.
Visiting Safaris and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanks Arts Centre and Funstuff by Lynda. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Sunday Market Port Douglas, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 1st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and browse the exhibits of Bones and Jones.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker .

In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Trinity Beach
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Cairns.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

Similar Plans

11 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cairns & Boulia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, teens, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Port Douglas, Cairns & Fraser Island BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Cairns & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Cairns BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans