3 days in Cairns & Kuranda Itinerary

3 days in Cairns & Kuranda Itinerary

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3 days in Cairns & Kuranda Itinerary

Start: Kuranda
Drive:  30​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
— 1 day
End: Kuranda


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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atherton Tablelands. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, and then identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and then tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker site .

Kuranda to Cairns is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kuranda.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery


Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuranda Riverboat, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuranda vacation planner .

In July in Kuranda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuranda

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens
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Kuranda Riverboat ©
Kuranda Riverboat
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
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