9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more). Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planner.

Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Esplanade Boardwalk

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