8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cow Bay Beach and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. Get in touch with nature at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Atherton Tablelands. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Horses in Port (in Port Douglas). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

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

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Babinda Boulders, Birdworld Kuranda, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Historic Village Herberton
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Atherton Tablelands
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