7 days in Cairns Itinerary

7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, stroll through Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder website .

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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