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

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

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

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  33​h
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Barcelona

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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 20th (Wed): trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Barcelona to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Barcelona in February, things will get warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), stroll through Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney attractions planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Sydney

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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Whitsunday Island by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect nights in Whitsunday Island to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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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.
On the 25th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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