10 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

10 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cairns Region journey planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

9
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Visit Four Mile Beach and Thornton Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour planning site .

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

Similar Plans

11 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Cairns Region, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Cairns Region, Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 28 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Cairns Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans