11 days in Cairns Itinerary

11 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Village Herberton and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Photography Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Cairns Tropical Zoo) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 29th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, and make a trip to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Palm Cove, Photography Tours, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Photography Tours

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