17 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

17 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Perth

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Alice Springs

— 2 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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice Springs Desert Park, and look for gifts at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Perth to Alice Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Alice Springs, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 5 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, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

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.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocosaurus Cove, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and don't miss a visit to Parliament House.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Darwin visit planning website.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:

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.