6 days in Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
— 5 nights

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Cairns

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder tool.

Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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