14 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

14 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory journey planner

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Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
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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: get the lay of the land 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.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs route tool.

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Alice Springs, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Alice Springs is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 2 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cahills Crossing and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel route planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Darwin

— 5 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 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

Discover how to plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Darwin in September, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be colder, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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.