16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory route planner
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Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Katherine
— 1 night
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs — 2 nights

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice Springs Desert Park, examine the collection at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide to Alice Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in December, with highs in Alice Springs at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Katherine.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Katherine — 1 night

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Katherine vacation site.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 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: explore the striking landscape of Ubirr, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and stroll through Anbangbang Billabong.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Darwin.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:

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.
Darwin is known for museums, parks, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Crocosaurus Cove, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin online vacation maker.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Darwin are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Museums · Tours · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel planner.

Fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Darwin in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

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.