16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
3
Batchelor
— 1 night
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
5
Darwin
— 4 nights

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Canberra to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Canberra to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in September, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 33°C and lows at 12°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
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.
On the 16th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get great views at Anzac Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally browse the exhibits of Talapi. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tangentyere Artists, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs holiday planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Litchfield National Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Batchelor attractions website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to Batchelor. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in September: highs in Batchelor hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Batchelor

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Batchelor to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

4
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.
Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip maker site.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours