19 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

19 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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19 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Sydney & Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Start: Leeds
+2
train + subway + Fly:  37​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  27​h
End: Leeds

2
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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner .

Leeds, UK to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Leeds to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Leeds in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Benedict's Church, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: highs in Sydney hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 5th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach attractions website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Airlie Beach to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Airlie Beach in April, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas journey site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns vacation planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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