31 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

31 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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31 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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

30
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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online itinerary planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Edge Hill, Smithfield, Cairns Region, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Esplanade Boardwalk

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