3 days in Cairns & Daintree Itinerary

3 days in Cairns & Daintree Itinerary

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Cairns
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Daintree
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Cairns
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, get a dose of the wild on Kuranda Riverboat, then identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns route builder tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairns. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Daintree

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. On the 2nd (Mon), get a dose of the wild on Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises, relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, take in the dramatic scenery at Tranquility Falls, then take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, and finally identify plant and animal life at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Daintree road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Daintree takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, then admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, then head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Daintree to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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