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

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

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

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  28​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Washington DC

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: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get great views at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool .

Washington DC, USA to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 69°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru ©
Uluru

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Nan Tien Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Early Start Discovery Space (in Wollongong), Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation builder app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Lincoln's Rock, Govetts Leap, Bald Hill Lookout
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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