14 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

14 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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Cairns

— 13 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: Palm Cove (Spas, Biked & Beach - Palm Cove, &more). Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Green Island, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary tool.

Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Cairns Region travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Water Sports · Hiking Trails
An area defined by its close relationship with the ocean and its focus on the beach-going lifestyle, Cairns Region has a picture-postcard aesthetic that combines favorably with a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere. A relative small slither of land--4,135 sq km (1,597 sq mi)--the region nevertheless boasts a large number of attractive beaches, coastal enclaves, scenic towns, and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. The region revolves around the economic prosperity of its immaculate capital, the city of Cairns.