16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive
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Katherine
— 1 night
Fly
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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

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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and look for gifts at Viva La Body.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

5
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, stroll through Gubara, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning website.

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 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Edith Falls and then take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Katherine trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature

3
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Alice Springs

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: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

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

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Katherine in December since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

3
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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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder.

Fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Northern Territory travel guide

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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.