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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Do your shopping at Coffee Works and Tanks Arts Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and look for gifts at Luminous Lights.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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