16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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

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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 awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

For maps and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel planner.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Must see
Uluru
4.6
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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7

2
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Alice Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then browse the exhibits of Talapi, and finally get great views at Anzac Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then pause for some photo ops at John McDouall Stuart, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Lookout
Anzac Hill
4.4

2
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, then trot along with Katherine Outback Experience, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Katherine trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in October, with highs in Katherine at 44°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
4.6
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Horseback Riding Tour
Katherine Outback Experience
4.9

5
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Yellow Water Cruises, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Maguk Gorge
4.8
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Yellow Water Cruises
4.5
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Wildlife Area
Anbangbang Billabong
4.2

4
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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 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Darwin tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

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