8 days in Palm Cove & Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Palm Cove & Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cairns Region trip planner

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Palm Cove
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights

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Palm Cove

— 3 nights
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Reef and Birdworld Kuranda. Get in touch with nature at Skypark Cairns by AJ Hackett and Four Mile Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, stop by Annie's at the Beach, take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout, and stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Palm Cove. In February in Palm Cove, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairns.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Cairns

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Etty Bay and Skydiving. Get in touch with nature at Josephine Falls and Dolphin & Whale Watching. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Mulgrave Settlers Museum in Gordonvale, approximately Gordonvale away. Spend the 4th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Palm Cove to Cairns in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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