11 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

11 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory planner

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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Alice Springs

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then stroll through The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then get great views at Anzac Hill. On the next day, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum and then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip app.

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much hotter days in Alice Springs, with highs around 40°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 2 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ubirr and then stroll through Cahills Crossing. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout, then surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Alice Springs to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

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 28th (Sun) 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, view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery (Darwin), stroll through Crocosaurus Cove, and kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin online road trip planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool.

You can fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Darwin in November, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:

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.