43 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Alice Springs & Darwin Itinerary

43 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Alice Springs & Darwin Itinerary

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43 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Alice Springs & Darwin Itinerary

Darwin
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Darwin
— 38 nights
Darwin

2
days
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 2nd (Tue), trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Darwin in October, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get great views at Anzac Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then look for gifts at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

39
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Berry Springs (Territory Wildlife Park & Crazy Acres), Batchelor (Litchfield National Park, Coomalie Cultural Centre, & more) and Dundee Explorer (in Dundee Beach). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Sat) at Darwin Waterfront. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin route planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Darwin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, Darwin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Batchelor, Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River, Palmerston, Berry Springs
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
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Mindil Beach

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