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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Thornton Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre, Trinity Beach, Thornton Beach
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