17 days in Cairns Region, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Adelaide Itinerary

17 days in Cairns Region, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Adelaide Itinerary

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17 days in Cairns Region, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  29​h
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Tampa

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Annie's Ladies Boutique). Spend the 8th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Tampa, USA to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Tampa to Cairns. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tampa in November, with highs in Cairns at 87°F and lows at 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 96°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, take a stroll through Rundle Mall, and stroll through Adelaide Zoo.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Beaches
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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