5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
End: New York 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Michael Seebeck Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Michaelmas Cay and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures).

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planner .

New York City, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Cairns, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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