15 days in Cairns Itinerary

15 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and Babinda Boulders. Visit Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Barrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Yungaburra, Innisfail, Trinity Beach
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
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Etty Bay
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Four Mile Beach

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