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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wonga Beach and Curtain Fig National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cow Bay Beach and Etty Bay. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Port Douglas, Cow Bay, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Etty Bay, Millaa Millaa Falls
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Curtain Fig National Park
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Opal Reef

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