8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Daintree Discovery Centre and Trinity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 4th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip app .

In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Daintree Discovery Centre, Daintree National Park
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