11 days in Great Barrier Reef, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Great Barrier Reef, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Great Barrier Reef, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

Miyazaki
Fly:  21​h
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Miyazaki

2
days
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 28th (Sat), experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday planner.

Miyazaki, Japan to Port Douglas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Miyazaki to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Miyazaki in April: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
day
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.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and then hike along Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
On the 4th (Fri), take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Clovelly, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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