11 days in Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cow Bay Beach and Etty Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Village Herberton and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Millaa Millaa Falls (in Millaa Millaa), Opal Reef (in Port Douglas) and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, Etty Bay, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Curtain Fig National Park, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

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