14 days in Northern Territory & South Australia Itinerary

14 days in Northern Territory & South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia planner

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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 6 nights

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Darwin

— 3 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.
Darwin is known for museums, parks, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, stroll through Crocosaurus Cove, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Darwin. In February in Darwin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Alice Springs

— 4 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.
Alice Springs is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alice Springs Desert Park, see the interesting displays at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wayoutback Australian Safaris.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs attractions planner.

Fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 42°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:

Adelaide

— 6 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Wirra Wirra Vineyards (in McLaren Vale) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, shop like a local with Rundle Mall, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide route planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in February, things will get a bit cooler in Adelaide: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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.

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.