35 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

35 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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35 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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

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, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, and head outdoors with Simpsons Gap.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs online trip builder .

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Alice Springs to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 31:
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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: get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience, take some stellar pictures from Bukbukluk Lookout, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in August, with highs in Katherine at 38°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukbukluk Lookout
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To plan Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Darwin.

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

9
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.
Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Territory Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin planning app .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 21:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
On the 22nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Litchfield National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, and then experience rural life at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Batchelor trip maker website .

Drive from Darwin to Batchelor in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Batchelor can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

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 engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Batchelor to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Batchelor in September, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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