5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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5 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Cairns

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Visiting Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Shark Diving will get you outdoors. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Kayaking & Canoeing in Palm Cove, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Crystal Cascades, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Shark Diving
Kayaking & Canoeing

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