9 days in Cairns Itinerary

9 days in Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cairns Trip Planner

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Cairns
— 8 nights

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Cairns

— 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Trail Bike Adventures.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Cairns International Airport. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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