22 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

22 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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22 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Adelaide

4
nights
Darwin

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Territory Wildlife Park and East Point Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah and Defence of Darwin Experience. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, appreciate the history behind Darwin Cenotaph, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Darwin road trip planning website .

Adelaide to Darwin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in June: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Safaris

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Warradjan Cultural Centre and Injalak Arts. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, admire all the interesting features of Yurmikmik Walks, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
Highlights from your plan
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 18th (Thu), explore the activities along Buley Rockhole, then make a trip to Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Litchfield National Park sightseeing app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adelaide River War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Appreciate the collections at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery and Katherine Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Nitmiluk National Park and Bitter Springs. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, stroll around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine. Traveling from Litchfield National Park in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Katherine. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bitter Springs
Highlights from your plan
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum

5
nights
Alice Springs

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Road Transport Hall of Fame. You'll explore and learn at Hermannsburg Historic Precinct and Women's Museum of Australia (formerly National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame) & Old Alice Springs Gaol. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip site .

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in June, things will get little chillier in Alice Springs: highs are around 23°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge. You'll explore and learn at Wintjiri Arts + Museum and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Red Desert Reptiles ©
Red Desert Reptiles
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk