15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
2
Katherine
— 1 night
3
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Alice Springs

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, historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and stop by Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs online holiday planner .

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Walking tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Katherine Gorge, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Katherine day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Katherine is a bit warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors Nature Trails
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
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, wildlife, beaches, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Katherine to Darwin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online holiday maker .

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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