15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory route planner

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Make it your trip
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Alice Springs
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Darwin

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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 theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin online tour itinerary planner.

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jabiru.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alice Springs

— 3 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hallf of Fame, explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Alice Springs takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Northern Territory travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.