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

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

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

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

Honolulu, USA to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 19 hours. While traveling from Honolulu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in March, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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