24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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

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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and explore the engaging exhibits at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs day trip planner.

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 32°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
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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, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Katherine vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, expect Katherine to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (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

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, beaches, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darwin online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

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

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
On the 23rd (Mon), stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery, then experience rural life at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Batchelor trip planner .

Getting from Darwin to Batchelor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Batchelor

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

4
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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and stroll through Kuniya Walk.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Batchelor to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Batchelor in September, plan for little chillier days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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