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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Coffee Works & Sunday Market Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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