8 days in Airlie Beach & Cairns Region Itinerary

8 days in Airlie Beach & Cairns Region Itinerary

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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights

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nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planner.

Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, &more). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns driving holiday app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Macalister Brewing Company
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Safaris

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