7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

6
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Coffee Works & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Tanks Arts Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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