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 a sense of the local culture at Daintree Discovery Centre and St Monica's Cathedral. Visit Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Macalister Brewing Company, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Thornton Beach, Trinity Beach, Macalister Brewing Company
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