16 days in Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Samurai Gallery Australia and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Green Arrow Walk and The Peterson Creek Walking Track. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Etty Bay (in Innisfail) and Port Douglas (Fishing Charters & Tours, Four Mile Beach, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, explore the striking landscape of Curtain Fig National Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Yungaburra, Port Douglas, Mareeba, Smithfield, Palm Cove
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