6 days in Cairns Itinerary

6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Village Herberton and Opal Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, & more). Spend the 5th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Historic Village Herberton, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
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Michaelmas Cay

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