8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns

— 6 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online day trip planner.

Kansas City, USA to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Kansas City to Cairns, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kansas City in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.