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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Opal Reef, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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