21 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

21 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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21 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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

3
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.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip app .

Perth to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in May, expect nights in Darwin to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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

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, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip app .

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Batchelor road trip planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Batchelor by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Batchelor

Wildlife Parks Nature

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: explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, Head underground at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, and get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine trip builder.

You can drive from Batchelor to Katherine in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Batchelor in June since evenings lows in Katherine dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

3
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, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in June, things will get slightly colder in Alice Springs: highs are around 23°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

5
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
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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