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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and Atherton Tablelands. Head to Australian Leather Company and Humpy Nut Worldfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Photography Tours (in Daintree), Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). Spend the 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and kick back and relax at Thornton Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder app .

December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Thornton Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Photography Tours, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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