8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 2 nights
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Nomad Art. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some new knowledge with Tactile Arts, examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then stroll through Mindil Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

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Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): get great views at Anzac Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

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Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in May, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

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Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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