18 days in Cairns Itinerary

18 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wooroonooran National Park and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Horseback Riding Tours, & more) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, and take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mareeba, Palm Cove, Kuranda, Yungaburra
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
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Curtain Fig National Park

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