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 some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Historic Village Herberton. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Ngarru Gallery, Safaris, & more), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 6th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Palm Cove Beach, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Daintree Discovery Centre, Rex Lookout
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