15 days in Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Canberra Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Canberra Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Canberra Itinerary

Sydney
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Sydney

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Phillip's Anglican church, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Logan Brae Orchard, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, hike along Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 16th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Floriade, then take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Canberra trip website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Canberra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect nights in Canberra to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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Sydney

Sydney ©
White Rabbit Gallery and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Watson's Bay and Manly Scenic Walkway. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). See even more of Sydney: steep yourself in history at Government House, see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Sydney.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lennox Bridge, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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White Rabbit Gallery ©
White Rabbit Gallery
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Watson's Bay ©
Watson's Bay

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