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, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Green Island, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planning tool .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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