6 days in Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Sunday Market Port Douglas or Cairns Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Atherton Tablelands and Babinda Boulders. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda). Spend the 20th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton, view the masterpieces at Full Circle Studio and Gallery, examine the collection at The Crystal Caves, and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning site .

In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Babinda Boulders, Full Circle Studio and Gallery, Historic Village Herberton, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Cairns Art Gallery
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Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling

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