31 days in Cairns Itinerary

31 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Cow Bay Beach, & more). Spend the 15th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Cow Bay, Kuranda
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Esplanade Boardwalk

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