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.
Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Australian Leather Company. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Michaelmas Cay and Birdworld Kuranda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (With Sugar, Four Mile Beach, & more), Our Animals Our Earth (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns sightseeing planning site .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Kuranda, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Sunday Market Port Douglas
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Michaelmas Cay

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