30 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

30 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Fly
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Darwin
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Pine Creek
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Alice Springs — 3 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wayoutback Australian Safaris, see the interesting displays at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, and take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary website.

Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Alice Springs is minus 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kings Canyon.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Kings Canyon — 1 night

On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kings Canyon route planner.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Historic Sites · Tours
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Darwin.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Darwin — 6 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, bet on your favorite at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip builder app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Litchfield National Park.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Litchfield National Park — 2 nights

On the 5th (Tue), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Buley Rockhole and then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Litchfield National Park trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Katherine.
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Katherine — 3 nights

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, and don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Katherine travel tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine. Expect little chillier evenings in Katherine when traveling from Litchfield National Park in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pine Creek.
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Pine Creek — 3 nights

Take a break from Pine Creek with a short trip to Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park in Douglas-Daly, about 44 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pine Creek trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Katherine to Pine Creek in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Pine Creek are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwurr Art Site.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) planner.

You can drive from Pine Creek to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to home.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:

Northern Territory travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.
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Kakadu National Park travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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