32 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

32 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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32 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  29​h
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Batchelor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
7
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h 15​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Luxembourg City

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Safaris. Escape the urban bustle at East Point Reserve and Crocosaurus Cove. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Berry Springs to see Territory Wildlife Park about 42 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, admire all the interesting features of Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, choose your vessel at Spirit of Darwin, and make a trip to Parliament House.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin visit planning app .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Darwin is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Luxembourg City to Darwin. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in July: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Territory Wildlife Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds, then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, then snap pictures at Adelaide River Railway Bridg, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Batchelor attractions planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Batchelor in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Batchelor are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anbangbang Billabong and Jim Jim Falls. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Batchelor to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. On the 30th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Elsey National Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mataranka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Mataranka in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Helicopter Tours and Katherine Outback Experience. Step off the beaten path and head to Nitmiluk National Park and Low Level Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Katherine Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, examine the collection at Katherine Museum, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

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You can drive from Mataranka to Katherine in 1.5 hours. July in Katherine sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ormiston Gorge and Ochre Pits. Get outdoors at Simpsons Gap and Finke Gorge National Park. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, see the interesting displays at The Residency, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder app .

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 August, with highs in Alice Springs at 27°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

3
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge. Get outdoors at West MacDonnell National Park and Redbank Gorge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Glen Helen Gorge ©
Glen Helen Gorge

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kuniya Walk and Kata Tjuta. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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