19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory journey planner

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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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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
Drive
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Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive
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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 Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park, Simpsons Gap and Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, then get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, and then stroll through Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Simpsons Gap, grab your bike and head to Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, then examine the collection at The Residency, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our 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. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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.
You've added Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, Walpa Gorge, Maruku Arts, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see the top attractions with Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off 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 · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Alice Springs

— 1 night

The Heart of Central Australia

Your day by day itinerary now includes Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT and Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum. On the 5th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, appreciate the views at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and finally make a short side trip with Wayoutback Australian Safaris.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip planner.

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

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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): join the crowd at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum, then don't miss a visit to Survivors’ Lookout, and finally contemplate the long history of Star Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Darwin visit planning website.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Litchfield National Park

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Florence Falls and Tolmer Falls. Visiting Wangi Falls and Magnetic Termite Mounds will get you outdoors.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Litchfield National Park itinerary builder app.

Traveling by bus from Darwin to Litchfield National Park takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place, take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and finally take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs. On the next day, hike along Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the exciting artwork at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, and finally tee off at Katherine Country Club.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Katherine trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Katherine. Traveling from Litchfield National Park in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Katherine, with lows around 16°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

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

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 3 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Bring the kids along to Anbangbang Billabong and Arnhem Land Escarpment. Explore hidden gems such as Cahills Crossing and Mamukala Billabong. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk, and hike along Gubara.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Darwin

— 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, look for gifts at di CROCO, then view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, contemplate the long history of Burnett House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Parliament House, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
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.