8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
2
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 15​min
3
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs road trip site .

Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
You've added Ikuntji Artists, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, Serpentine Gorge, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, view the masterpieces at Ikuntji Artists, head outdoors with Ochre Pits, explore the striking landscape at Redbank Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West MacDonnell National Park, and finally get outside with Glen Helen Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Ormiston Gorge and then get outside with Serpentine Gorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ikuntji Artists, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Serpentine Gorge ©
Serpentine Gorge

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kings Creek Station and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon Walk. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Watarrka National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Kings Canyon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station

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.
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, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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