5 days in Cairns Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Atherton Tablelands. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Jaques Coffee Plantation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Jaques Coffee Plantation ©
Jaques Coffee Plantation

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