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.
Get outdoors at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Granite Gorge Nature Park. Do your shopping at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Doongal Aboriginal Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, shop like a local with Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, and learn more about the world around you at The Crystal Caves.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online trip builder .

In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Granite Gorge Nature Park, Historic Village Herberton, The Crystal Caves, Barron Gorge National Park, Birdworld Kuranda
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
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Atherton Tablelands
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