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.
Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns journey maker tool .

If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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