17 days in Cairns Itinerary

17 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Coffee Works, & more) and Mossman (Mossman Saturday Market & Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, buy something for everyone on your list at Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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