5 days in Cairns Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 10th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns driving holiday planner.

In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Safaris
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