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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Village Gallery and Daintree Discovery Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Sunday Market Port Douglas, & more) and Humpy Nut World (in Atherton). Spend the 4th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and explore the galleries of Underart Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Humpy Nut World
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