29 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

29 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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29 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Katherine
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  32​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Darwin online tour itinerary planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in November: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

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

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Batchelor sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Darwin to Batchelor in 1.5 hours. November in Batchelor sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Batchelor

Wildlife Parks Nature
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7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Batchelor to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Katherine.

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

4
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Katherine Outback Experience, explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Katherine itinerary maker website .

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. November in Katherine sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukbukluk Lookout
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout

5
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.
On the 21st (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, have fun and explore at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT, and get outside with Simpsons Gap.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Katherine in November, with highs in Alice Springs at 40°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get great views at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough 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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