31 days in Cairns Itinerary

31 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

— 30 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.
You'll explore and learn at Daintree Discovery Centre and Historic Village Herberton. Head to Daintree Entomological museum and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more) and Kuranda (Honey House, Peter Jarver Gallery, &more). Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Palm Cove Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Mackay to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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