17 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

17 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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17 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pine Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h
End: Ubud, Bali

3
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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Ubud, Indonesia to Darwin is an approximately 7-hour combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubud to Darwin is 1 hour. Traveling from Ubud in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Darwin, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Batchelor road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Batchelor takes 1.5 hours. July in Batchelor sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Batchelor

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Nourlangie Rock. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Batchelor to Jabiru by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

1
night
Pine Creek

Pine Creek ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pine Creek Museum and Library, get outside with Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T., and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Pine Creek trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jabiru to Pine Creek in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Gunlom Waterfall Creek
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Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and then relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Katherine trip planning website .

Getting from Pine Creek to Katherine by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

1
night
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 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

You can fly from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Katherine in July, things will get little chillier in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alice Springs Desert Park and Mount Gillen. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and head outdoors with Simpsons Gap.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs road trip planning site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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