10 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

10 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
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 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs route builder tool.

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): trek along Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, thentake an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air, thentake in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Katherine trip planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Katherine by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, things will get a bit warmer in Katherine: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, thenget a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, thenkick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin holiday maker website.

Getting from Katherine to Darwin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Darwin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 12th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge and then explore the ancient world of Ubirr. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong and then see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
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: make a trip to Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

Fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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