10 days in Cairns Itinerary

10 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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