15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory trip planner
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Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Sydney

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Alice Springs — 2 nights

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice Springs Desert Park, identify plant and animal life at Wayoutback Australian Safaris, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs road trip site.

Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Alice Springs. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Darwin.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Darwin — 4 nights

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: stroll through Crocosaurus Cove, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, don't miss a visit to Parliament House, and cool off at Darwin Waterfront.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 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: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, stroll through Anbangbang Billabong, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jabiru.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel route website.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Side Trip
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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.
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