6 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

6 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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6 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  19​h 45​min
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Portland

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Cairns Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Josephine Falls. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Portland, USA to Cairns is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 85°F and lows reach 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Crystal Cascades, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Josephine Falls

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