4 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

4 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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4 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey builder tool .

Shanghai, China to Cairns is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Shanghai to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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