14 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

14 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory trip 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)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Alice Springs — 1 night

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill and then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs route builder 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. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Animal Tracks Safari, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Alice Springs to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darwin.
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Darwin — 4 nights

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 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

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Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app.

You can fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Darwin in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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