8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cairns visit planner

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Cairns
— 7 nights

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Cairns

— 7 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, &more) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning site.

In May, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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