18 days in Cairns Itinerary

18 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Etty Bay and Thornton Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Sunday Market Port Douglas, Coffee Works, & more), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Yungaburra (Lake Barrine & Curtain Fig National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns tour planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Kuranda, Palm Cove, Innisfail, Mareeba
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Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
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Historic Village Herberton
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Opal Reef

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