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 Palm Cove Beach and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Coffee Works, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary maker tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Historic Village Herberton
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