17 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

17 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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17 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 11 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Yorkeys Knob
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Berlin

11
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. Samurai Gallery Australia and KickArts Contemporary Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Region, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Crystal Cascades
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Yorkeys Knob

Yorkeys Knob ©
On the 11th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout, then do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Janbal Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yorkeys Knob trip planner .

Yorkeys Knob is just a short distance from Cairns. In September, daily temperatures in Yorkeys Knob can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yorkeys Knob

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mossman, Kayaking & Canoeing, Wonga Beach, Rex Lookout
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Kayaking & Canoeing
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

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