24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

24 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Katherine
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 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.
On the 9th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Paul Arnold Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, then see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and finally make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin online trip maker.

Melbourne to Darwin is an approximately 6-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. In July, Darwin is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 4 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Animal Tracks Safari, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker app.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Magnetic Termite Mounds, then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Buley Rockhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks · Nature

Katherine

— 4 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, shop like a local with Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Katherine trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Katherine when traveling from Litchfield National Park in July, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Tennant Creek

— 1 night
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station and then get a taste of life in the country at Kelly's Ranch.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tennant Creek trip planning app.

You can drive from Katherine to Tennant Creek in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Katherine in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tennant Creek: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Alice Springs.
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Alice Springs

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Standley Chasm Angkerle, get outside with Ellery Creek Big Hole, and then explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Residency, get a sense of history and politics at Law Courts Alice Springs, take in nature's colorful creations at Olive Pink Botanic Garden, then get a taste of the local shopping with Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs vacation builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs. In July, Alice Springs is a bit cooler than Tennant Creek - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Kings Canyon

— 2 nights
On the next day, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along Mereenie Loop Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kings Canyon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Alice Springs

— 2 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

On the 29th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, then stroll through Alice Springs Desert Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, shop like a local with Talapi, then get great views at Anzac Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally see Wayoutback Australian Safaris.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours

Northern Territory travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks
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.