16 days in Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Michaelmas Cay. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Atherton (Humpy Nut World, The Crystal Caves, & more), Port Douglas (St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 2nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Port Douglas, Kuranda, Atherton, Mareeba, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
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