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

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

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

Munich
Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Munich

6
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.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Sydney is 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
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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.
On the 9th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and then don't miss a visit to Uluru. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
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Kata Tjuta
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Walpa Gorge

4
days
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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns holiday 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 October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Palm Cove
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