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.
Visiting Etty Bay and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Opal Reef and Atherton Tablelands. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Mareeba (Granite Gorge Nature Park & Jaques Coffee Plantation), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, relax in the rural setting at Gallo DairyLand, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mareeba, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Kayaking & Canoeing, Etty Bay
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

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