13 days in Sydney, Uluru & Surrounds & Cairns Itinerary

13 days in Sydney, Uluru & Surrounds & Cairns Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney, Uluru & Surrounds & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  23​h 45​min
End: Little Rock

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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Little Rock, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-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 (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Cairns are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (69°F). On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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