5 days in Cairns Itinerary

5 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and Atherton Tablelands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour (in Yungaburra), Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Historic Village Herberton, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour
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Historic Village Herberton

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