7 days in Cardwell, Mission Beach & Cairns Itinerary

7 days in Cardwell, Mission Beach & Cairns Itinerary

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7 days in Cardwell, Mission Beach & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  32​h
1
Cardwell
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Montreal

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day
Cardwell

Cardwell
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kirrama National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Murray Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cardwell travel route planner.

Montreal, Canada to Cardwell is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Montreal to Cardwell due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cardwell

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mission Beach trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cardwell to Mission Beach by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Tours Adventure Parks
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Skydiving
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

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nights
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, and then head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mareeba, Birdworld Kuranda, Crystal Cascades
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Granite Gorge Nature Park ©
Granite Gorge Nature Park

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