8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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— 3 nights
End: Cairns

4
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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 Spirit of Freedom as well as Mike Ball Dive Expeditions. Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of Cairns to go to Port Douglas and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour builder tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Cairns

On the 10th (Sat), soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then trek along The Blue Arrow Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online vacation builder .

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Shark Diving
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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