9 days in Sydney & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for some retail therapy. The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday app .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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