35 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

35 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory travel route planner

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Darwin
— 21 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Katherine
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Darwin

— 21 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds, Wangi Falls, &more), Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Mary River National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Darwin. August in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 16:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 2 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Ubirr and then explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Anbangbang Billabong.

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Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

West MacDonnell National Park

— 3 nights
Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Helen Gorge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West MacDonnell National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our West MacDonnell National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to West MacDonnell National Park. You will leave for Alice Springs on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Olive Pink Botanic Garden. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and finally stroll through Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs sightseeing planner.

Traveling by shuttle from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Katherine

— 3 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 27th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, then get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and finally take a pleasant ride with Katherine Outback Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): Head underground at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, then stroll through Low Level Nature Reserve, and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine online travel route planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in September; daily highs in Katherine reach 42°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

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.