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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns travel route builder app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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