10 days in Cairns Itinerary

10 days in Cairns Itinerary

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10 days in Cairns Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

9
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Bones and Jones. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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