15 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

15 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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15 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 12 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Zurich

12
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Yorkeys Knob Beach and Ellis Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more). Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in April, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Edge Hill, Ellis Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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