16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
3
Batchelor
— 1 night
4
Gunbalanya
— 1 night
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
6
Darwin
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Anzac Hill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs vacation planning website.

Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
On the 5th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Batchelor. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: highs in Batchelor hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gunbalanya.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

1
night
Gunbalanya

Gunbalanya ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, and then explore the galleries of Injalak Arts.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gunbalanya trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Batchelor to Gunbalanya in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Gunbalanya

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bardedjilidji Walk ©
Bardedjilidji Walk
Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gunbalanya to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Anbangbang Rock Shelter ©
Anbangbang Rock Shelter

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Darwin online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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