5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Cairns is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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