12 days in Cairns Itinerary

12 days in Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cairns route planner

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more). Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Green Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, stroll through Trinity Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder app.

In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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