15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Darwin
— 1 day
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
3
Adelaide River
— 1 night
4
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
5
Douglas-Daly
— 1 night
6
Katherine
— 1 night
7
Mataranka
— 1 night
8
Daly Waters
— 1 night
9
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
10
Barrow Creek
— Few hours
11
West MacDonnell National Park
— 1 night
12
Alice Springs
— Few hours
13
Yulara
— 1 night
14
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— Few hours

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day
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), walk around Bicentennial Park, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally walk around Howard Springs Nature Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin vacation builder website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Darwin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Howard Springs Nature Park ©
Howard Springs Nature Park
Bicentennial Park ©
Bicentennial Park
Safaris

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and then admire all the interesting features of Mirray Lookout. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide River.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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night
Adelaide River

Adelaide River ©
Adelaide River is a small but historically significant town located at the crossing of the Stuart Highway over the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): snap pictures at Adelaide River Railway Bridg, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, thenexamine the collection at Adelaide River Railway Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Robin Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide River route site.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Adelaide River takes 3 hours. In May in Adelaide River, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide River

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide River Railway Museum ©
Adelaide River Railway Museum
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Robin Falls ©
Robin Falls

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and finally admire the sheer force of Buley Rockhole. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Tolmer Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sandy Creek.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Litchfield National Park journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Adelaide River to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Douglas-Daly.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

1
night
Douglas-Daly

Douglas-Daly ©
On the 8th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Douglas-Daly online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Douglas-Daly. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Douglas-Daly

Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park ©
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park

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night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Katherine Museum, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, thentake in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Katherine trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Douglas-Daly to Katherine in 2 hours. In May in Katherine, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Museums Trails Wildlife
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. On the 10th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs, explore the activities along Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, and then stroll around Elsey National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mataranka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Mataranka takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs ©
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs

1
night
Daly Waters

Daly Waters
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Daly Waters trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Daly Waters takes 2 hours. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Nightlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, wander the wide-open spaces of Kelly's Ranch, thenget answers to all your questions at Battery Hill Mining Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek sightseeing planner.

Drive from Daly Waters to Tennant Creek in 4.5 hours. In May in Tennant Creek, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Barrow Creek.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre ©
Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre
Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre

few
hours
Barrow Creek

Barrow Creek ©
Barrow Creek is a very small town, with a current population of 11, in the southern Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Barrow Creek Telegraph Station.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barrow Creek trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Barrow Creek in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Barrow Creek Telegraph Station ©
Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

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night
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our West MacDonnell National Park online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barrow Creek to West MacDonnell National Park. You will leave for Alice Springs on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at The Residency.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs. In May in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Residency ©
The Residency

1
night
Yulara

Yulara
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yulara online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Yulara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Yulara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Yulara

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

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hours
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
On the 14th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, thenget all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thenexplore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally stroll through Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey maker.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is just a short distance from Yulara. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre