27 days in Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

27 days in Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

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27 days in Cairns & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 23 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Cairns

23
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've now added Shark Diving to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Yungaburra (Artistree Gallery, Curtain Fig National Park, & more) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, relax in the rural setting at Gallo DairyLand, admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders.

To find photos and tourist information, read Cairns online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Atherton, Edge Hill, Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island travel route planning website .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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