13 days in Cairns Region & Manly Itinerary

13 days in Cairns Region & Manly Itinerary

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13 days in Cairns Region & Manly Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Manly
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Kansas City

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns driving holiday site .

Kansas City, USA to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kansas City to Cairns, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kansas City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

6
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manly: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Gosford (Australian Reptile Park & Gosford Regional Gallery) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Shelly Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Aboriginal Fine Art and Craft, observe the fascinating underwater world at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, and identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manly online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Manly takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Manly reach 64°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosman, Gosford, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Bilpin Cider Company, Palm Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary ©
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park

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