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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets and Coffee Works. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay), Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder site .

In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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