8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Sydney

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Darwin

— 2 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 6th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Darwin Cenotaph, then stroll around Bicentennial Park, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquascene Fish Feeding. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, stroll around Leanyer Recreation Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Litchfield National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Litchfield National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Katherine

— 1 night
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): walk around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, then make a trip to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, then take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Katherine trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Katherine. Traveling from Litchfield National Park in April, Katherine is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 2 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 10th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online visit planner.

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Northern Territory travel guide

4.3
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.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

4.2
World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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