15 days in Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Cairns Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 14 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

14
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.
Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda). Spend the 29th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Gallo DairyLand, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mareeba, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Millaa Millaa Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Opal Reef
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Michaelmas Cay

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