13 days in Cairns Itinerary

13 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 21st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip planner .

In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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