19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Take a break from Alice Springs with a short trip to Standley Chasm Angkerle in West MacDonnell National Park, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, grab your bike and head to Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

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Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Standley Chasm Angkerle
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Batchelor. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with highs in Batchelor at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Batchelor

Wildlife Parks Nature
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5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Batchelor to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

3
nights
Darwin

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, beaches, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, take a memorable tour with Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Darwin road trip planner .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 26th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Katherine trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Darwin to Katherine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in April, Katherine is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park