5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Annie's Ladies Boutique) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 20th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns online driving holiday planner .

Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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