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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Village Herberton and Michaelmas Cay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove), The Crystal Caves (in Atherton) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands and relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Herberton, Spas & Wellness, Jaques Coffee Plantation, The Crystal Caves
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Spas & Wellness

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