30 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Katherine
— 4 nights
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Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 6 nights
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Alice Springs
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 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: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning app.

Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:

Katherine — 4 nights

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katherine: Mataranka (Botanic Walk, Bitter Springs, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, stroll through Bukbukluk Lookout, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Katherine trip planning app.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Katherine sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Litchfield National Park — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Litchfield National Park: Dundee Beach (Dundee Beach Fishing Charters & Balance for Life Yoga & Wellness Retreat).

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Litchfield National Park trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katherine to Litchfield National Park. Traveling from Katherine in September, you will find days in Litchfield National Park are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Darwin.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Darwin — 6 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 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin journey app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In September, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Alice Springs.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

Alice Springs — 5 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.
Explore Alice Springs' surroundings by going to Cannonball Run Monument (in Stuarts Well) and Hermannsburg Historic Precinct (in Hermannsburg). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs route tool.

Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in September, you will find days in Alice Springs are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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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