24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h
1
Batchelor
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​h
End: Sydney

1
day
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Batchelor trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Batchelor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Batchelor to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

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Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mindil Beach and Crocosaurus Cove. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Berry Springs to see Territory Wildlife Park about 42 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Wave Lagoon, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocodylus Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Batchelor to Darwin by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jabiru.

Things to do in Darwin

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Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Attractions like Yellow Water and Anbangbang Billabong make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jabiru using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

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Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nitmiluk National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Katherine trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Jabiru to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alice Springs Desert Park and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Visiting Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Olive Pink Botanic Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs journey builder .

Fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katherine in January, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Alice Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then get a taste of the local shopping with Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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