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 get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Curtain Fig National Park and Babinda Boulders. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Safaris (in Port Douglas), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and admire the sheer force of Malanda Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planner.

September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, Historic Village Herberton, Curtain Fig National Park
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