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.
Bring the kids along to Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cow Bay Beach
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