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.
Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Village Gallery), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Ngarru Gallery) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Spend the 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns tour builder app .

If you are flying in from China, 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 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
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Four Mile Beach

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