28 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

28 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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28 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pine Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
7
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 15​min
8
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): snap pictures at Adelaide River Railway Bridg. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Litchfield National Park route app .

Sydney to Litchfield National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Litchfield National Park hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Adelaide River Railway Bridg, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Helicopter Tours

5
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.
Head to Parap Market and Crazy Acresfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Mindil Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, cool off at Big Buoy Water Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Crazy Acres
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planner.

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
Pine Creek

Pine Creek
On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Pine Creek Museum and Library, head outdoors with Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T., and then admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pine Creek route maker tool .

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Pine Creek in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Visiting Katherine Gorge and Katherine Outback Experience will get you outdoors. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, get a taste of the local shopping with Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Katherine sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Pine Creek to Katherine in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Katherine are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Alice Springs Desert Park and Mount Gillen. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, shop like a local with Talapi, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and get outside with Simpsons Gap.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs holiday site .

Fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katherine in October, things will get little chillier in Alice Springs: highs are around 38°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Redbank Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ormiston Gorge.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

1
night
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon Walk.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kings Canyon road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Kings Canyon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kings Canyon Walk
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. In November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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