11 days in Cairns Itinerary

11 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atherton Tablelands and Spas & Wellness. Kids will enjoy Four Mile Beach and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Golden Drop Mango Winery (in Biboohra) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). Spend the 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns journey planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Palm Cove, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Rex Lookout
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