15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
Get outdoors at Crocosaurus Cove and Casuarina Coastal Reserve. Get some cultural insight at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Berry Springs to see Territory Wildlife Park about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, and browse the exhibits of Mason Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary builder tool.

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Darwin at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Mamukala Wetlands. Get some cultural insight at Anbangbang Billabong and Maguk Falls. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Bilkbilkmi - Graveside Gorge, admire all the interesting features of Bukbukluk Lookout, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip website.

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
On the 24th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Batchelor online journey builder.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Batchelor in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, thenstroll through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, and then steep yourself in history at Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Katherine driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Batchelor to Katherine takes 2.5 hours. December in Katherine sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Field of Light. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Katherine in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, thenappreciate the history behind John McDouall Stuart, thencontemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally view the masterpieces at Talapi.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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