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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wonga Beach and Spas & Wellness. Escape the urban bustle at Opal Reef and Cow Bay Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), St Mary’s by The Sea chapel (in Port Douglas) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from Estonia, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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