11 days in Cairns & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

11 days in Cairns & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Cairns
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Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Cairns

7
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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 Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some friendly competition at Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online trip maker .

If you are flying in from Estonia, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Sugarworld Waterpark, Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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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 16th (Sun): trek along Kuniya Walk, admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

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Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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