15 days in Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more), Port Douglas (Safaris, Ngarru Gallery, & more) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 13th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Green Island, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns route planner.

Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Rex Lookout, Daintree Discovery Centre
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