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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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