5 days in Alice Springs & Uluru & Surrounds Itinerary

5 days in Alice Springs & Uluru & Surrounds Itinerary

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5 days in Alice Springs & Uluru & Surrounds Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Canberra

1
night
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 2nd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs route builder app .

Canberra to Alice Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in May, expect Alice Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

1
night
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kings Creek Station and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon trip site .

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Tours
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Helicopter Tours

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.
On the 5th (Sun), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, make a trip to Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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