29 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

29 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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29 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pine Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Stuttgart

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 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Fri) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, cool off at Wave Lagoon, look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary maker website .

Stuttgart, Germany to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stuttgart in August: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 37°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

Start your trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

1
night
Pine Creek

Pine Creek ©
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Pine Creek Museum and Library, take some stellar pictures from Bukbukluk Lookout, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pine Creek tour planner .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Pine Creek in 3 hours. August in Pine Creek sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and make a trip to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine trip maker .

Traveling by car from Pine Creek to Katherine takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

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.
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 Kata Tjuta, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel website .

Fly from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Katherine in August; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 27°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

3
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, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, brush up on your military savvy at Alice Springs RSL War Museum, and contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs road trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. August in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Litchfield National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Buley Rockhole, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Batchelor day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to Batchelor. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in August: highs in Batchelor hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

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