19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory travel route planner

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Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kings Canyon
Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Darwin
— 2 nights
Bus
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Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Road Transport Hallf of Fame as well as Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Road Transport Hallf of Fame, take an exotic tour of Wayoutback Australian Safaris, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, try to win big at Lasseters Casino, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Corroboree Rock Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs holiday planner.

Adelaide to Alice Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Adelaide, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Kings Canyon

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kings Canyon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then go for a walk through Mala Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour planner.

Getting from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Alice Springs

— 1 night

The Heart of Central Australia

On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Adelaide House Museum, see the interesting displays at The Residency, then explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, and finally stroll through Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Journey the dreaming, take in the exciting artwork at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, explore the galleries of This is Aboriginal Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Jila Arts, and finally explore the world behind art at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alice Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Darwin

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Mindil Beach, then contemplate the long history of Burnett House, then identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Darwin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Litchfield National Park

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lost City, Tjaetaba Falls and Buley Rockhole. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adelaide River War Cemetery and Adelaide River Railway Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Florence Falls and Magnetic Termite Mounds. Take a break from Litchfield National Park with a short trip to Robin Falls in Adelaide River, about 38 minutes away.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Darwin to Litchfield National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Litchfield National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 11th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place, explore the galleries of Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then trek along Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at The Katherine Museum & Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Katherine journey tool.

You can take a bus from Litchfield National Park to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Katherine when traveling from Litchfield National Park in July, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 3 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anbangbang Billabong and Cahills Crossing. Get in touch with nature at Mamukala Billabong and Anbangbang Rock Shelter. Take a break from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with a short trip to Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: trek along Bardedjilidji Walk and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Darwin

— 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

Visiting East Point Reserve and Crocosaurus Cove will get you outdoors. Darwin Military Museum and Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah are good opportunities to explore the local culture. See even more of Darwin: see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, make a trip to Parliament House, and try your luck at Mindil Beach Casino (Formerly SKYCITY Darwin).

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Northern Territory travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
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.