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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Babinda Boulders. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Gallo DairyLand. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda), Port Douglas (Safaris & Horses in Port) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and experience rural life at Jaques Coffee Plantation.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Babinda Boulders
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