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

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

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

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Indianapolis

3
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Clovelly will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planning tool .

Indianapolis, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in October, with highs in Sydney at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

5
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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns visit planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Cairns hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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