3 days in Cairns Itinerary

3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Four Mile Beach). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and stop by Annie's at the Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Esplanade Boardwalk

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