9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

8
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Tanks Arts Centre or Rusty's Market. Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, get a taste of the local shopping with Cairns Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns travel route planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

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