10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas in Port Douglas, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation tool .

Kansas City, USA to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 79°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
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 (Sat): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

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

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Gannon House Galleryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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