13 days in Cairns, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Cairns, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Cairns, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  30​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Newark

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planner .

Newark, USA to Cairns is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Cairns, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Cairns is much hotter than Newark - with highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

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Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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