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.
Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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