8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Opal Reef and Michaelmas Cay. Kids will enjoy Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Kuranda Koala Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Spas & Wellness), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel (in Port Douglas). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and browse the exhibits of Historic Village Herberton.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planner.

In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Kuranda, Babinda Boulders, Curtain Fig National Park
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
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Michaelmas Cay

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