9 days in Sydney, Great Barrier Reef & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

9 days in Sydney, Great Barrier Reef & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney, Great Barrier Reef & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Mackay
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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 appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, explore the galleries of Jason Ree, and stroll through Clovelly Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder .

Dallas, USA to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Dallas to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in September, you will find days in Sydney are cooler (71°F), and nights are a bit cooler (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mackay General Cemetery and then stroll through Bucasia Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mackay using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Mackay with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Mackay hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Mackay General Cemetery ©
Mackay General Cemetery

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 19th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Mackay in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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