53 days in Cairns Itinerary

53 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.
Head to Coffee Works and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Port Douglas Boat Hire, Safaris, & more), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, & more) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Millstream Falls National Park. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder .

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

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Port Douglas, Edge Hill, Kuranda, Cairns Region, Cow Bay
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