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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Village Gallery, & more), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Port Douglas (Des Spencer Galleries & Safaris). Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Four Mile Beach

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