22 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

22 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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22 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 21 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

21
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Atherton Tablelands. Let the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Michael Seebeck Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route website .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Region, Edge Hill, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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