8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cairns Art Gallery and Daintree Discovery Centre. Historic Village Herberton and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe (in Tolga), Port Douglas (Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, Sunday Market Port Douglas, & more) and Full Circle Studio and Gallery (in Yungaburra). Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 26th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and explore the galleries of Underart Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary builder site .

In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre, Historic Village Herberton, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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