7 days in Cairns Itinerary

7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre and Photography Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Port Douglas (Opal Reef, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, & more) and Yungaburra (The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, Platypus Viewing Platform, & more). Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Spy & Camera Museum.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Side Trips

Yungaburra, Port Douglas, Herberton, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Photography Tours
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
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Atherton Tablelands
Photography Tours

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