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 some historical perspective at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Bones and Jones. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 30th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns route planner .

In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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