9 days in Cairns Itinerary

9 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree Discovery Centre and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary tool .

In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree Discovery Centre, Daintree National Park, Historic Village Herberton
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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