15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Alice Springs
— 1 night
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
3
Batchelor
— 1 night
4
Gunbalanya
— 1 night
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
6
Darwin
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Talapi and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, thencontemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, thenget great views at Anzac Hill, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planning website.

Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney to Alice Springs, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

Start your trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Batchelor day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Batchelor with the Route module. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for little chillier days in Batchelor, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gunbalanya.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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night
Gunbalanya

Gunbalanya ©
On the 27th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Injalak Arts and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Gunbalanya trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Batchelor to Gunbalanya in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Gunbalanya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ubirr
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Gunbalanya to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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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: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Darwin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience