12 days in Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

12 days in Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Alice Springs
1
Alice Springs
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
End: Alice Springs

8
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 Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre. Take a break from Alice Springs with a short trip to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct in Hermannsburg, about 2 hours away. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online visit planner .

In August in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Walking tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru

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