8 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 15​min
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be cooler, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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Melbourne Zoo
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Melbourne Museum

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