9 days in Cairns Itinerary

9 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Michaelmas Cay and Historic Village Herberton. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation), Port Douglas (St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, Opal Reef, & more) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, and make a trip to Freshwater Station.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Babinda Boulders, Birdworld Kuranda
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Atherton Tablelands
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