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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: St Mary’s by The Sea chapel (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online visit planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Spas & Wellness

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