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.
Get outdoors at Opal Reef and Gallo DairyLand. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Spas & Wellness), Horses in Port (in Port Douglas) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls, view the masterpieces at Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Millaa Millaa Falls, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Granite Gorge Nature Park
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Shark Diving

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