22 days in Cairns, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Cairns, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Cairns, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

10
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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Port Douglas (Mowbray National Park, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns journey planning site .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) 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 / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel route website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Sydney to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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