9 days in Sydney & Northern Territory Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Northern Territory Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning website .

Adelaide to Sydney is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

1
night
Alice Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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