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.
Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Visiting Safaris and Mossman Gorge will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Sunday Market Port Douglas, & more), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 22nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, Trinity Beach
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