10 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

10 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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10 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Cape Town


7
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Cairns is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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