8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Michaelmas Cay as well as River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 1st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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