12 days in Cairns Itinerary

12 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Four Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Horses in Port), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
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