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

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

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

Start: Tours
+4
train + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  41​h
1
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mossman
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Tours

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island travel route planning app .

Tours, France to Fraser Island is an approximately 41-hour flight. Traveling from Tours to Fraser Island, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tours in July, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip website .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mossman trip site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Mossman takes 1.5 hours. July in Mossman sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Mossman

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Mossman to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Mossman in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planning app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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