17 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

17 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Katherine
— 1 night
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Alice Springs
— 4 nights
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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.
Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, get interesting insight from Tours, and learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Darwin tour builder.

Brisbane to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour planning website.

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Katherine

— 1 night
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Alice Springs

— 4 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: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Katherine in September: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 32°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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, go for a walk through Field of Light, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.