19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory trip planner
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Make it your trip
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly
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Katherine
— 1 night
Drive
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gunbalanya
— 1 night
Drive
5
Darwin
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Walking tours and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Kids will enjoy Alice Springs Desert Park and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Alice Springs to Stuarts Well to see Cannonball Run Monument about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs day trip tool.

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Alice Springs is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Katherine.
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Katherine — 1 night

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Katherine trip planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Katherine: highs are around 38°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Yellow Water Cruises and Maguk Gorge. Mamukala Billabong and Mamukala Wetlands are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwurr Art Site, take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gunbalanya.
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Gunbalanya — 1 night

On the 30th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Injalak Arts, then stroll through Ubirr, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gunbalanya road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gunbalanya takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Darwin.
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Darwin — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin road trip website.

Getting from Gunbalanya to Darwin by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Darwin are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Attractions like Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Uluru Astro Tour and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: trek along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour website.

Getting from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Darwin in September, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are much colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly 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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