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

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

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

Start: Miyazaki
Fly:  19​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Miyazaki

2
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.
On the 28th (Sat), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Miyazaki, Japan to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Miyazaki to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miyazaki in April, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 30th (Mon), trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cairns in April since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Helicopter Tours
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Walpa Gorge
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Uluru Hiking Path

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Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and finally snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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