30 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

30 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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30 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
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Katherine
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Batchelor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 6 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: make a trip to Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour builder .

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough 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

7
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, look for gifts at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, get great views at Anzac Hill, and identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Walking tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

4
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: take some stellar pictures from Bukbukluk Lookout, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Katherine road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in April; daily highs in Katherine reach 40°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore the striking landscape of Kakadu National park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Termite Mounds, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally explore the striking landscape of Buley Rockhole.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Batchelor online tour planner .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Batchelor in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Helicopter Tours
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

6
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: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin itinerary website .

You can drive from Batchelor to Darwin in 1.5 hours. In April in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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