19 days in Brisbane, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Cairns Itinerary

19 days in Brisbane, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Cairns Itinerary

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19 days in Brisbane, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Paris

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Kirra Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters). The adventure continues: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, look for gifts at Podie Pie, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning app .

Paris, France to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Brisbane is 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Montville, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Podie Pie
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

You can fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Brisbane in July since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

5
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Cairns

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.
For shopping fun, head to Sunday Market Port Douglas or Underart Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Balloon Rides. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Des Spencer Galleries & Safaris), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Terra Nova Gallery) and Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove). Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns attractions planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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