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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Shop till you drop at Coffee Works and Tanks Arts Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Sunday Market Port Douglas, Funstuff by Lynda, & more). Spend the 1st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, stop by WetRez, get some fabulous bargains at DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets, and take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Four Mile Beach

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