8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

7
nights
Cairns

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Shark Diving. Get some cultural insight at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Cairns Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Edge Hill, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
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