20 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

20 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
2
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
3
Katherine
— 3 nights
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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Alice Springs are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Walking tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Katherine is known for nature, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park, and view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Katherine online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in September; daily highs in Katherine reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

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Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary site.

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
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.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours