11 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

11 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

10
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Village Gallery, & more). Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Ellis Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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