24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, stroll around Trephina Gorge Nature Park, and get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Alice Springs road trip website.

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Alice Springs at 32°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
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, explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, and make a trip to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Katherine online tour builder.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, Katherine is a bit warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

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

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, and admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

Plan a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) 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

5
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: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip builder site.

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

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

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery, relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Batchelor road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Batchelor takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Adelaide River War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

4
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 and take pictures at Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Batchelor to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Batchelor in September, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (33°C), and nights are cooler (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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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