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.
Attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Thornton Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation maker .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Thornton Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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