11 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

11 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Zurich

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Head to Night Markets and Rusty's Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Safaris, Sunday Market Port Douglas, & more) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Zurich in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Daintree Discovery Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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