15 days in Cairns Itinerary

15 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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Village Gallery), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Entomological museum, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, & more) and Port Douglas (Opal Reef, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 16th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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