12 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
End: Sydney

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of the Winds and Helicopter Tours. Kids will enjoy Kuniya Walk and Red Desert Reptiles. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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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.
Attractions like Manly Beach and Palm Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Terrigal Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Giant Stairway, & more). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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