20 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

20 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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20 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, and look for gifts at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs day trip planning app .

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 September in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Katherine is known for nature, parks, museums, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience, get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine online trip builder .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in September: high temperatures in Katherine hover around 42°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

4
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.
Spend the 11th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, race across the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Darwin route planning app .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Darwin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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