16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app .

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Road Transport Hall of Fame and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Mount Gillen and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, get outside with Simpsons Gap, and explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

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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. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Walking tours
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, then identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, then explore the galleries of Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Helicopter Tours
Low Level Nature Reserve ©
Low Level Nature Reserve

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cahills Crossing and Jim Jim Falls. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip site .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls.

Make your Litchfield National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

4
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.
Visiting East Point Reserve and Crocosaurus Cove will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Adelaide River War Cemetery and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, choose your vessel at Spirit of Darwin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Casuarina Coastal Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In January, daytime highs in Darwin are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Crazy Acres, Adelaide River War Cemetery
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Casuarina Coastal Reserve ©
Casuarina Coastal Reserve

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