13 days in Cairns Itinerary

13 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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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 Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker site .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Four Mile Beach

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