16 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Toronto

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.
Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf (about 30 minutes away). Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, tour the pleasant surroundings at River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Between the Vines Cellar Door, River Torrens Linear Park Trail, The Cedars
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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