10 days in Cairns, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Cairns, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Cairns, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  32​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Des Moines

1
night
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 9th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Des Moines, USA to Cairns is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Des Moines to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Des Moines in March, with highs in Cairns at 87°F and lows at 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
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 11th (Mon): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planning app .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in March: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, wander the streets of The Rocks, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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