12 days in Cairns Itinerary

12 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
— 11 nights

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Cairns

— 11 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Horseback Riding Tours, Four Mile Beach, &more), Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Palm Cove Beach) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder.

In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips