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.
Visiting Daintree Discovery Centre and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Safaris in Port Douglas (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 5th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns vacation builder app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
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