60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  30​h
1
Alice Springs
— 11 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
2
West MacDonnell National Park
— 5 nights
Travel:  4​h 15​min
3
Kings Canyon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Batchelor
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Katherine
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Pine Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Darwin
— 10 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Toronto

11
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs sightseeing planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Alice Springs, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in Alice Springs hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay May 3 — 14:
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Walking tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

5
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ormiston Gorge, head outdoors with Ochre Pits, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Redbank Gorge.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park. On the 19th (Tue), you're off toKings Canyon.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Serpentine Gorge ©
Serpentine Gorge

4
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
When in Kings Canyon, make a side trip to see Ikuntji Artists in Haasts Bluff, approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Watarrka National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kings Canyon trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Kings Canyon with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Centre, Ikuntji Artists
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Ikuntji Artists ©
Ikuntji Artists

5
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for Batchelor on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Get out of town with these interesting Batchelor side-trips: Mary River National Park (in Mary River National Park) and Litchfield National Park (Helicopter Tours, Wangi Falls, & more).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Batchelor trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Batchelor with the Route module. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect nights in Batchelor to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Mary River National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

5
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step out of Katherine to go to Mataranka and see Bitter Springs, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum, and walk around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Katherine trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Batchelor to Katherine in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Batchelor in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Katherine. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bitter Springs
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

3
nights
Pine Creek

Pine Creek ©
Pine Creek is known for museums, outdoors, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, identify plant and animal life at Copperfield Dam Park Area, see the interesting displays at Pine Creek National Trust Museum and Library, and get outside with Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T..

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pine Creek online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Katherine to Pine Creek in an hour. June in Pine Creek sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toJabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Pine Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
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 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning app .

You can drive from Pine Creek to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (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
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

10
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.
Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Berry Springs to see Territory Wildlife Park about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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