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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll around Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Darwin to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
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Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park ©
Casuarina Coastal Reserve ©
Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Safaris

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Cahills Crossing and Ubirr. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maguk Gorge and Kakadu National park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planning app .

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. In July, daytime highs in Litchfield National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature
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Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

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 off the beaten path and head to Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru Hiking Path and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, admire all the interesting features of Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Litchfield National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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 the city and head to The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park and Ormiston Gorge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ochre Pits and Road Transport Hall of Fame. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

Plan trip to Alice Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hike along Jatbula Trail, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place, then take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, then view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine road trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in July; daily highs in Katherine reach 36°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Jatbula Trail ©
Jatbula Trail
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Low Level Nature Reserve ©
Low Level Nature Reserve

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