60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Darwin
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gunbalanya
— 3 nights
Travel:  15​h
4
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 15​min
5
Kings Canyon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Yulara
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
7
Alice Springs
— 11 nights
8
Katherine
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Pine Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Batchelor
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

11
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 find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Darwin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Darwin is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in September, plan for little chillier nights in Darwin, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 26:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time 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 26 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

3
nights
Gunbalanya

Gunbalanya ©
Gunbalanya is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr and browse the exhibits of Injalak Arts.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunbalanya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gunbalanya takes 1.5 hours. On the 7th (Mon), you're off toWest MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Gunbalanya

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ubirr
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts

3
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ormiston Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Redbank Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Helen Gorge, and get outside with Serpentine Gorge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the West MacDonnell National Park road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Gunbalanya to West MacDonnell National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Serpentine Gorge ©
Serpentine Gorge

4
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon, explore the striking landscape of Watarrka National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sonder, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Kings Canyon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Centre, Mereenie Loop Road
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park

4
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yulara: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Walpa Gorge, Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, & more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yulara online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Yulara takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Yulara can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

11
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, historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Yulara to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

5
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Take a break from Katherine with a short trip to Bitter Springs in Mataranka, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience, view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, explore the galleries of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, and see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, expect Katherine to be a bit warmer, temps between 44°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bitter Springs
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

3
nights
Pine Creek

Pine Creek ©
Pine Creek is known for museums, outdoors, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, see the interesting displays at Pine Creek National Trust Museum and Library, get great views at Bukbukluk Lookout, and stroll around Copperfield Dam Park Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pine Creek tour planning website .

Getting from Katherine to Pine Creek by car takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Pine Creek are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout

4
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Explore Batchelor's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole, Helicopter Tours, & more).

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Batchelor trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Pine Creek to Batchelor in 2 hours. When traveling from Pine Creek in November, plan for little chillier days in Batchelor, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

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