35 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

35 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Darwin
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Gunbalanya
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Batchelor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Katherine
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Cairo

7
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.
When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, approximately Berry Springs away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darwin tour itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Darwin is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 12:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gunbalanya.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 19:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

1
night
Gunbalanya

Gunbalanya ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Injalak Arts and then don't miss a visit to Ubirr.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gunbalanya trip builder.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gunbalanya in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Gunbalanya

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ubirr
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
On the 21st (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, thenexplore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, thensee the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Batchelor trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gunbalanya to Batchelor takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Batchelor are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

4
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step out of Katherine with an excursion to Bitter Springs in Mataranka--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Batchelor to Katherine in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Batchelor in September, expect nights in Katherine to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bukbukluk Lookout, Bitter Springs
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout

7
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, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary website.

Getting from Katherine to Alice Springs by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Alice Springs is a bit cooler than Katherine - with highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 3:
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Walking tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds