32 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

32 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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32 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  7​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h 15​min
2
West MacDonnell National Park
— 1 night
Travel:  7​h 30​min
3
Wauchope
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Katherine
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kuniya Walk and Uluru. Get some cultural insight at Walpa Gorge and Kata Tjuta. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

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

Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ormiston Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Glen Helen Gorge, then explore the activities along Redbank Gorge, and then take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our West MacDonnell National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to West MacDonnell National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wauchope.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Glen Helen Gorge ©
Glen Helen Gorge

1
day
Wauchope

Wauchope ©
Wauchope is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wauchope trip planner .

Explore your travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Wauchope with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Wauchope

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:
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5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Wauchope to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:
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Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin. Visiting Mindil Beach and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve will get you outdoors. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Parap Market, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary builder .

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 May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 7:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park ©
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 8th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds, then stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery, and finally admire the sheer force of Robin Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Litchfield National Park itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In June, daytime highs in Litchfield National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adelaide River
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

4
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Hot Springs. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience, stroll through Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, and tee off at Katherine Country Club.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Katherine online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine. Traveling from Litchfield National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Katherine, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Helicopter Tours

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Finke Gorge National Park and Ellery Creek Big Hole. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Road Transport Hall of Fame and Simpsons Gap. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, make a trip to Ormiston Gorge, and identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs route builder app .

Fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Katherine in June, with highs in Alice Springs at 23°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

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