8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

7
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns journey maker app .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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