31 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

31 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
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Pine Creek
— 3 nights
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Katherine
— 4 nights
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Alice Springs
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Darwin

— 5 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.
Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, get interesting insight from Tours, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin sightseeing planner.

Adelaide to Darwin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Adelaide in August, with highs in Darwin at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 8 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. When in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), make a side trip to see Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya, approximately Gunbalanya away. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Animal Tracks Safari, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning tool.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 14:

Litchfield National Park

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, make a trip to Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then admire the sheer force of Buley Rockhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then hike along Walker Creek.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Litchfield National Park trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Litchfield National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Pine Creek

— 3 nights
Step out of Pine Creek with an excursion to Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park in Douglas-Daly--about 44 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pine Creek itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Pine Creek. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Litchfield National Park in August since evenings lows in Pine Creek dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Katherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Katherine

— 4 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katherine: Mataranka (Bitter Springs & Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, make a trip to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, explore the striking landscape of Katherine Hot Springs, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Katherine vacation tool.

You can drive from Pine Creek to Katherine in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

Alice Springs

— 5 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 wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, make a short side trip with Wayoutback Australian Safaris, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Alice Springs attractions planner.

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katherine in August: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 27°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

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, museums, and outdoors. Your plan 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 get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

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.