3 days in Cairns Itinerary

3 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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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 Historic Village Herberton and Michaelmas Cay. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove) and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel (in Port Douglas). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, get a new perspective on nature at The Crystal Caves, and experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Spas & Wellness, The Crystal Caves, Historic Village Herberton, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

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